Why Odisha Board Matriculation Exam Results Fallen?
Odisha has registered a pass percentage of 77.35 in the matric exam this academic year year, compared to previous year’s 86.37%. The big drop of nine percent in the pass percentage is a matter of worry as the state has been monitoring an enhancement in the pass percentage in last 5 years. In the year 2013, the state had given a pass percentage of 75.99 and in 2017, the figure scaled to 86.37.
While publishing the odisha results at the office of Board of Secondary Education, that conducts annual matriculation examination, school & mass education minister Badri Narayan Patra expressed joyness over the results of students and partnered the fall in results to reforms.
“For the debut time, this year candidates were not let to sit for the examination in their own schools and were given various examination venues. The move aided to check various malpractice that is a big cause for the fall in the results. The squads were tightened to check malpractice apart from 5 tier security system in place to verify cheating. And this year the results are fully free from malpractice.
About 5,76,398 students from 13,489 schools had written the matriculation exam this academic session, of which 4,38,348 students have qualified the examination. Nearly 1,332 pupils were booked for malpractice whereas the result of just one student has been withheld.
This year also girls have outdone boys in the matriculation results with a pass percentage of 77.85 compared to boys with 76.83%.
Apart from slash in results, even the number of students scoring A1 grade (90 % and above) has too inclined. Previous year 2,417 students had secured above 90 % marks, but this year the figure fallen to 1715. Just 0.39% of students have balanced to pick over 90% of marks.
Likewise, the number of students scoring A2 (80% and over), B1 (70 to 80%) & B2 (60-70%) grades has too decreased. The number of schools that have registered 100% results has scaled to 422 against preceding year's 418. However, the number of schools with 0 result has hiken to 36 against previous year's 22.
Balasore district has registered the highest pass percentage of 88.15 whereas Malkangiri district has given record for the lowest pass percentage with 59.32 %.
Scheduled caste and scheduled tribe pupils have done good in the exam. The pass percentage is SC category is 70.34 and in scheduled tribe category its 71.94.