Unlike other state boards, NBSE conducted the examination by taking necessary precautions in view of the Covid-19 situation and monitoring all SOPs issued by the state government, Sekhose said.
Since some students tested positive for COVID-19 in April, re-tests were held for them from June 22 to 25, and both results were announced together, the NBSE chairperson said.
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The pass rate in Class X (HSLC) examination is .49.42 per cent, which is a minimum decrease of 70.03 per cent as compared to last year. Out of 23,6006 candidates, 1,36 took part in the examination.
Asui Letro of Mehr High School (HSS) came second with 98.50 per cent marks in the Kenio Thori HSLC examination of Trinity School in Kohima district and there were three candidates – Queen Mary HS’s Talinangsang Imchan, Mokokchang, Lomicum Eesmic Flower HSS’s Narsen Nagli, Kohima finished third with 97.83 percent marks.
In HSLC, 8,470 students and 2,201 boys passed the exam and the girls did better.
There are 39 girls and 16 boys in the top 20 with 55 students
Private school students have performed better than government institutions in the Nagaland Board’s Class X examinations.
According to the NBSE chairperson, about 120 schools have achieved 100 per cent pass percentage, including 99 private schools and 25 government schools, the NBSE chairperson said.
However, there are 23 schools, all of which are government institutions, where not a single student has achieved a pass mark, Sekhose said.
He said the overall pass rate of government schools is 44.66 percent.
In HSSLC, 13,044 candidates were admitted in Arts stream, 1,377 in Commerce and 2,4644 in Science stream.
A total of 23,37376 students have passed the HSSLC examination conducted for three different streams.
Sekhose said five institutions under the Fine Arts stream, seven under the Science stream and three under the Commerce stream have achieved 100 per cent pass results.
The pass rate in science stream is 94.35 percent and 2,250 out of 2,4644 candidates took part in the examination.
Ohidaz Zaman of Dimapur’s Little Star HSS topped the science stream with 969 percent marks.
Out of 1,347 candidates in the trade stream, 1,002 passed the exam. The pass rate in the trade stream is 74.39 percent.
Pallabi Kumari Singh of Dinapur Pranab Vidyapeeth HSS topped the stream with 98.40 percent marks.
In the Arts Stream, 13,044 students took the test and only 9,035 qualified. The pass rate in the arts stream is 699.37 percent.
Imlisangla Ponjen of Dimapur St. Paul HSS topped the Arts stream with a score of 969.60 per cent.