Results of first phase board exams in Kashmir announced
Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (J&KBOSE) on Thursday declared the result of class 10 examinations, which were delayed last year due to unrest, with over 83 per cent of the 58293 students qualifying for the next class.
The JKBOSE, however, this time introduced the system of grades instead of the usual marks system in the papers.
30,070 boys and 28,223 girls appeared in the examinations of which 84.61 per cent boys and 81.45 per cent girls passed, J&KBOSE chairman Zahoor Ahmad Chatt said here.
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education declared results of Class 10 board examinations on Thursday, but did not divulge details of toppers or percentage of students passed.
The results of Class 12 exams have not been declared yet and are expected by next week.
Board officials said the details will be announced after the second phase of examinations in March.
Schools in Kashmir were closed for over five months following the unrest triggered after the killing of militant.
Following debates on whether the exams should be held in November or March, the state government in an unprecedented move had announced to hold the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams twice — in November with 50% syllabus and in March with the full syllabus for students who fail to appear in the first time.
In the first phase, the exams were conducted in mid-November, Over 98% students appeared in it. The exams for rest of the students are expected to be held in March.
“We will be announcing the toppers after March exams. The percentage of those who passed the exams will also be calculated after the second phase of examinations,” said a senior board official.
According to officials, out of 56,277 a total of 55,500 students appeared in the exams in November, while 777 are yet to appear.
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