Class X pass percentage increases in 2016
B hutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) has announced that pass percentage in class X has increased by 2.80 percent in 2016 over the last two years.
BCSEA made the announcement as it declared the results of BCSE on 7 February in Thimphu. The pass percentage for class X had been declining from 97.04 percent in 2011 to 92.95 percent in 2015. However, the pass percentage in 2016 has increased to 95.75 percent at the cutoff point of 61 percent.
Declaring the results, the education secretary, Karma Yeshey, said that the increase in the pass percentage could be because of more number of students appearing for the examination. “By looking at the increase in the pass percentage, we cannot say that it was an improvement in the quality of education,” he said, adding that there were more students sitting the examination compared to the previous year.
A total of 11,991 students appeared for the examination of which 11,481 passed the examination and 5,923 qualified for government schools. A total of 11,655 students appeared for the examination in 2015 of which 10,924 passed and 5,414 qualified for government higher secondary schools.
This year, Juben Rana from Samtse Higher Secondary School stood first securing 92.60 percent followed by Thinley Yidzen Wangden and Karma Yangchen Tenzin from Lungtenzampa Mid- dle Secondary School in second and third position securing 91.80 percent and 91.40 percent respectively.
The students have scored good marks in Dzongkha, Computer Application, Environmental Science and English with the pass percentage above 95 percent.
The highest pass percentage was recorded at 99.66 percent in Computer Application and the lowest percentage at 69.09 percent in Science. However, science has the second highest mean score at 70.85 percent.
The education secretary said that it was always a good indicator. “It indicates that most passed students in this category have done very well compared to last year,” he said. In most of the subjects, the mean scores were between 55 and 70 percent.
Meanwhile, in the Language and Culture Studies Certificate Examination (LCSCE), Ugyen Dorji from Dzongkha Development Training Institute (DDTI) scored 81.60 percent and secured the first position. Kinzang Dorji and Sonam Gyaltshen from School for Language and Culture Studies (SLCS) stood second and third respectively with 78.20 percent and 76 percent.
A total of 87 candidates from SLCS and DDTI registered for the examination of which 84 appeared the LCSCE 2016 examination. Of the total, 80 candidates have passed the examination with the pass percentage of 95.24.
The pass percentage has increased by 9.07 percent from 86.17 percent in 2015. A total of 94 candidates appeared for the 2015 examination.
The mark sheets and pass certificates can be collected from schools by the second week of March to without having to go to the BCSEA office.
The recheck of papers, a minimum of two subjects with a fee of Nu.300 a paper, is open from 7 to 13 February. The recheck results will be announced in the print media and on BCSEA’s website on 16 February.
Since 2006, the highest pass percentage recorded by BCSE was at 97.04 percent in 2011 followed by 97.44 percent in 2009.
A total of 12,181 candidates from 48 higher and 66 middle secondary schools registered for the 2016 class X examination.
The eligible candidates seeking admission in class XI are expected to report on 17 February.
Juben Rana Thinley Yidzin Wangden Karma Yangchen Tenzin