Patna,(BiharTimes): Though much hue and cry are being raised by the media over the low pass percentage in Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Ckass-XII the truth is that the results have always been bad whenever examinations are held in free and fair manner.
For example, in 1996 as high as only 10 per cent passed in Class-XII afer the Patna high court had instructed the Board to conduct the examination strictly.
In fact the court itself monitored the examination that year.
There is no dearth of people in the state who are of the view that instead of being critical of the government for the low pass percentage the BSEB should be appreciated for conducting free and fair examination.
The BSEB, which had earned bad name due to topper scam last year because of large-scale manipulations in the results, has to some extent checked irregularities and bungling in the results of intermediate examination, said former Patna University pro-vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Ranjit Kumar Verma. He lauded the efforts of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Anand Kishor for publishing intermediate examination results in time this year even after adopting many new measures to eliminate manipulations.
Not only in Plus-II, even in Class-X the percentage of failure is high when the examination is held strictly.
What is of concernen for the people is the case of bad evaluation in which many meritorious students either got failed or got less marks. But this happened even in CBSE where too many students, who had qualfified for IIT (Mains), failed in Class-XII.