PATNA: Around 50 percent students have failed the matriculation examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board this year.
The result was announced by BSEB chairman Anand Kishore on Thursday.
Of the total over 17. 23 lakh students appearing at the grade 10 examination, only 8.63 lakh passed, which comes to around 50.12 percent.
Last year, 47 percent students had passed the matriculation examination.
Prem Kumar from Govind High school, Lakhisarai was declared the Bihar topper. He got over 93 percent marks.
Bhavya Kumari with 92.87 percent marks was announced second topper while Harshita Kumari with 92.4 percent marks was declared the third topper.
Officials said 13.91 percent students passed the examination with first division, 26.88 percent with second division whereas 9.32 percent passed with third division.
This time the authorities declared the list of toppers after physical verification and proper interview.
“This time, we applied many methods, including the bar coding system, to conduct a free and fair exam,” BSEB chairman Kishore told the media while releasing the result.