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Bihar State board: 65% students fail due to strict measures against cheating

Patna: After strict actions taken against cheating in Bihar board, 65% students failed. A total of 12,61,000 had appeared for Class XII board examinations.

If compared to the last year’s result, the pass percentage in Bihar was around 67. In Jharkhand too only 57.91%, students could clear the class X exams. The pass percentage for Class XII in the science stream was 52.36 percent.

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday declared its results for the science, arts, and commerce streams of class XII. Jharkhand has been witnessing poor results since 2003, this year’s result was the lowest.

Khushboo Kumari of Simultula school is the science topper with an 86.2 percent. Ganesh Kumar from Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya topped arts with 82.6 percent, while Priyanshu Jaiswal who scored 81.6% topped from commerce.

Chairman and secretary of BSEB were arrested on allegations in connection to a large-scale cheating scam revealed after Bihar ‘topper’ Ruby Rai’s interview, during which she was not able to answer simple questions from the syllabus