The results for Class 10 and 12 examinations of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education were declared on Monday.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the results. While pass percentage for Class 12 stood at 68, it was 66 for Class 10 students.
About 1.9 million candidates had appeared for the examinations this year. As per reports, of the lakhs of students registered for the exam 7.69 lakh are from Class 12 while nearly 11.48 lakh are from Class 10. For Class 12 or HSSC, a total of 7,65,358 students appeared. Of this, a total of 6,00,065 are from the regular category where 4,253 students remained absent. Results have been withheld of 852 students for some reasons. A total of 1,08,358 failed in the exams and nearly 4,05,122 passed. A total of 81,480 regular students appeared for supplementary exams.
This year MP board introduced a slew of measures to stop various unethical practices during the examinations.
As per Madhya Pradesh Board’s instructions to invigilators in the examination halls, if a student was caught cheating, he or she was to be booked for a criminal offence. This implied either a three-year imprisonment or a fine of Rs 5,000.
The board had also launched programmes to motivate students for the exams and reduce stress. The teachers were instructed to encourage students for the examinations.