Aizawl: Mizoram, the third-highest literate state in the country after Kerala and Lakshadweep (UT), set a new record on Thursday by registering a whopping 82.43 pass percentage in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or class-10 examinations.
This year’s pass percentage broke the previous record of the highest ever pass percentage of 76.65 set in 2018 since the first board examination was conducted by Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) in 1978, MBSE controller of examinations Lalrinmawia Ralte said after the declaration of results on Thursday.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, good results were achieved as out of 18,012 students who appeared for the board examinations, 82.43 per cent have passed, an increase of 14.10 per cent from last year, he said.
The class-10 examinations were held in 191 exam centres across the state amid coronavirus induced lockdown-like restrictions in April.
Girls have outshone boys by securing a total 83 pass percentage against 81.75 per cent by the latter.
Of the total 18,738 candidates on the roll, 18,012, including 9,666 girls appeared in the board exams and 14,847 students, including 8,024 girls have successfully cleared the examination.
2,856 candidates, including 1,476 girls were declared failed while 309 students got a compartmental chance.
The date for compartmental examination, which will be held along with special examinations for students, who could not complete the main examination in April because of being infected with Covid-19, is yet to be announced, the MBSE said in a notification.
At least 13 students figured in the top ten list with Lalnunmawia of St. Joseph Higher Secondary School in Aizawl topping the chart.
He secured 489 out of 500 marks and got a letter mark (80) in all five subjects.
2,904 candidates (16.12%), including 1,627 girls, passed in distinction and 5,218 students (28.97%) cleared the examination with first division.
4,863 students (26.99%) passed in the second division, while 1,862 students (10.34%) clinched the examination with the third division.
With a record of 96.94 pass percentage, deficit schools (which receive regular grants from the government) performed the best among all schools.