Mizoram has set a new record by registering a whopping pass percentage of 82.43 in the High School Leaving Certificate (Class 10) examination. 2021.

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 the Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) in 1978, MBSE controller of examinations Lalrinmawia Ralte said after the declaration of results on Thursday.

Despite the Covid19 pandemic, good results were achieved as out of 18,012 students, who appeared for the board examination, 82.43% of students have passed, an increase of 14.10% from last year, he said.

The Class 10 examination was held in 191 examination centres across the state amid Covid19-induced lockdown-like restrictions in April.

Girls have outshone boys by securing a pass percentage of 83 against 81.75% secured by the boys.

Of the total 18,738 candidates, 18,012, including 9,666 girls appeared in the board examination and 14,847 students, including 8,024 girls have successfully cleared the examination.

A total of 2,856 candidates, including 1,476 girls, were declared failed while 309 students got compartmental chance.

The date for compartmental examination, which will be held along with a special examinations for students, who could not complete the main examination in April because of being infected by Covid19, 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 500 marks and got letter mark (80) in all the five subjects.

A total of 2,904 candidates (16.12%), including 1,627 girls, passed with distinction and 5,218 students (28.97%) cleared the examination securing first division.

A total of 4,863 students (26.99%) passed in second division while 1,862 students (10.34%) cleared the examination in 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.

Mizoram is the third-highest literate state in the country after Kerala and Lakshadweep (UT).

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