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BSEB Bihar Board awards grace marks to students fail in two subjects

BSEB Bihar Board awards grace marks to students fail in two subjects


PATNA: State education minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma on Thursday announced that students who failed in one or two subjects by few marks in intermediate and matriculation examinations conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) have been awarded grace marks by the Board.

The Board has sent the proposal to the education department to pass the students who are eligible for compartment exams and failed in maximum two subjects in class X and XII, owing to the pandemic situation. The department passed the proposal.

The minister on Thursday released the list of candidates, who have been awarded with grace marks. “The pass percentage in intermediate was recorded at 54.81%. Altogether 72,610 students passed the class XII examinations after receiving the grace marks. While the pass percentage in matriculation was registered at 68.07%, after 1,41,677 students received the grace marks,” Verma said.

Total 2,08,147 class X candidates failed in one or two subjects including 1,08,459 in one subject and 99,688 in two subjects whereas 1,32,486 in class XII including 46,005 in one subject and 86,481 in two subjects. Students can check their results on

Verma said it was not possible for the Board to conduct the compartment exam for next couple of months, owing to the situation due to pandemic. “Even if the exams would conduct after 2- 3 months, the results will likely to release by November or December. By that time, it will be too late for kids to take admission in colleges or senior secondary schools,” he said.

He added: “Awarding grace marks to the students failed in maximum two papers, is a one- exemption due to Covid- 19, for the future of kids. However, the compartment exams will not be held.”

Additional chief secretary (education) RK Mahajan and BSEB chairman Anand Kishor were present when the results of class X and XII was released by the minister.

Meanwhile, the Bihar Board had declared the class XII results of all streams (science, commerce and arts) in a record time on March 24. The overall pass percentage has registered at 80.44% in class XII, while 12,04,030 (80.59%) students cleared class X board exams. The class result was announced on May 26.


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