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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Amid Covid, best-ever showing by students in Haryana

Deepender Deswal

Tribune News Service

Hisar, July 21

The Covid pandemic year has given the best-ever 10+2 examination result of the Board of School Education, Haryana, as a record 80.34 per cent of students have cleared the examination.

Girls once again are ahead of boys with the success rate of 86.3 per cent while boys have pass percentage of 75.06.

The board could hold examination of 22 subjects out of a total of 42 subjects in the three streams of arts, commerce and science. The board has compiled the examination result on the basis of the average marks in three subjects secured by the students in the examinations which were organised by the board.

The main papers that could not be held are chemistry in science, accountancy in commerce and history and political science in arts.

Jagbir Singh, BSEH chairman, said that this is apparently an unprecedented result as a record 80 per cent of the students have been declared successful in the examination.

He said that Manisha (arts stream) of government senior secondary school at Sihma village of Mahendragarh district has topped the examination with 499 out of 500 marks. Monika of Hisar and Amandeep Kaur of Sirsa district got second position with 497 marks each.

In the commerce stream, two students — Pushpa of KVM senior secondary school at Pai village of Kaithal district and Sanyam of Sharda senior secondary school in Fatehabad town — have been declared joint toppers with 498 marks out of 500. Ansu of Hisar and Muskan of Jind district have bagged joint second position with 496 marks, Singh said.

The chairman said that the topper in the science stream comes from Rewari's Bodia Kamalpur village. Bhawna, a student of the village's government senior secondary school, has got 496 marks.

Amit of Bhiwani, Monu Kumari of Charkhi Dadri, Shrutika of Kurukshetra and Kajal of Jhajjar district have secured joint second position by getting 495 marks each.

Jagbir Singh said that a total of 2,12,693 students appeared in the senior secondary examination of which 1,70,881 students have passed. While 32,361 students have got re-appear in certain subjects, 9,451 students have been withheld.

Students in the urban areas have a pass percentage of 82.28 while 79.14 per cent rural students have been successful in the examination. Private school students have put up a marginally better result with 80.97 per cent as compared to government school students who have secured success percentage of 79.78.

The students who appeared in the Haryana Open Schooling system have drawn a pass percentage of 64.83.

The pass percentage is the highest in the past four years. In 2019, 2018 and 2017, the pass percentage was 74.48, 63.84 and 64.5 respectively.

Meet the toppers

  • Manisha (arts stream), who got 499 out of 500 marks, hails from Khampura village in Mahendragarh. Her father Manoj Kumar is a farmer.
  • I did not take any coaching. My dream is to become an IAS officer, she says.
    Bhawna Yadav


  • Bhawna Yadav (science), who stood first, also wants to become an IAS officer. She is a native of Kishangarh village in Rewari.
  • Her father Bijender Yadav is a library restorer at Ahir College and mother Sarla Yadav is an anganwari worker

Joint rankers in commerce

Pushpa Rani of Pai village in Kaithal and Sanyam of Sharda Senior Secondary School in Fatehabad have secured joint first position in the commerce stream with 498 marks. A student of KVM Senior Secondary School at Pai, Pushpa gives credit to her teachers and parents for her success. I studied 8-10 hours daily, she says.

from The Tribune

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