Board of Secondary Education, Odisha declared BSE Odisha 10th (Matric) Result 2019 today at bseodisha.ac.in and orissaresults.nic.in. This year, the pass percentage of the board stands at 70.78%. It is a significant drop from previous year (76.23%), and a rather large one from year before (85.28%).
Let us take a look at what the pass percentage has been for class 10th in previous years in Odisha.
As can be seen, pass percentage rose steadily from 63.41% in 2010 to 67.9% in 2012. After that, the board introduced a new paper pattern wherein equal percentage of marks were allotted to subjective and objective questions. Then like national boards, BSE also replaced marks with grades in 2013 for class 10 students.
In 2013, passing percentage increased again to 73.11%. Then 2014 saw a pleasant jump to 80.97%. however in 2015, there was a negligible step down to 80.93%.
It was year 2016 when once again Odisha Board Results pass percentage rose to 83.72%. And then in 2017, BSE Odisha witnessed best ever pass percentage for class 10 students in state, at 85.28%. It is only in past two years that pass percentage dropped by measurable amount.
BSE Odisha Grade System incorporates awarding of grade A for 91-100, B for 81-90, C for 71-80, D for 61-70, E for 51-60, G for 33-40, H for 21-32, and I for less than 20. In addition students who score above 90% get outstanding tag, those who score between 81-90% get excellent. Also, students scoring less than 20% get unsatisfactory instead of fail.
Students who obtain at least 30% marks in each subject or group of subjects and also get at least 33% but less than 45% overall are declared to have passed in Third Division. Likewise those who get at least 45% but less than 60% in aggregate are said to have passed in Second Division. Students who get at least 60% pass in First Division.
A similar chart showing rise and fall in percentages is observed for CHSE Class 12 results. As per class 12 results of Odisha, pass percentage was 70% in 2013. Then it dropped a little to 68.36% in 2014. After that it rose significantlt to 76.75% in 2015, and once again in 2016 it grew to 80.31%. Year 2017 had best record of 81.11%. Then in 2018, pass percentage dropped to 71.47%.
There is no clear reason insofar on drop in pass percentage. The board strives to make education system more fair, transparent, and within reach of all. BSE targets 90% pass percentage and is taking requisite steps to ensure that figures are better next time.
Board of Secondary Education, Odisha has its headquarters in Cuttack. Whereas Council of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha has its headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Former looks after conduct of class 10 or matric exams. And latter takes care of class 12 arts, science, commerce exams.