Aizawl: Mizoram, the third highest literate state in the country after Kerala and Lakshadweep, set a new record on Thursday by registering 76.65 pass percentage in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, 2018, which is the highest ever pass percentage being achieved since the first board examination was conducted by Mizoram Board School Education (MBSE) in 1978.
Results of the HSLC examination, conducted by MBSE in the months of February and March was declared on Thursday as per which out of the 18,335 candidates on roll, 17,695 appeared and 13,563 students including 7085 females have successfully cleared the examination.
“This is the first ever highest pass percentage achieved by the state in 40 years since the HSLC examination was conducted by MBSE in 1978,” MBSE chairman F. Lianhmingthanga told zoramobserver.com, adding the overall percentage is expected to increase up to 77 after compartmental examination.
He expressed gratitude for the great improvement and honoured the hard work and dedication of teachers and students.
He said that the HSCL results have been witnessing gradual improvement by each year.
According to the chairman, 72.27 pass percentage was achieved in 2012, which was recorded as the second highest pass percentage ever achieved by the board. He, however, regret the decrease in a number of students who got a distinction. The number of students who passed in distinction is dropped by 50 from last year, he said.
Examinations were held in 122 centres across the state and of the 17,695 candidates, 3,787 students including 2,016 girls were declared failed and 345 candidates got a compartmental chance. There were 13,392 regular candidates including 7003 girls and 321 private candidates of which 171 successfully passed the examination.
This time boys top ahead of girls by securing 76.92 overall pass percentage against girls’ 76.40.
1,068 students passed in Distinction, 3,725 students in First Division, 5,107 in Second Division, and 3,663 have passed in Third Division. While 105 schools achieved 100% pass, 15 schools were declared with 100% failed results.
In the overall school ranking, St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Tlangnuam, Aizawl came on top, followed by Govt. KM high school.
Lalremsiama Darchhun of St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl and Royal Philem of Mount Carmel School, Aizawl topped the merit list by securing 477 out of 500 marks each and both scored letter marks in all the five subjects.
In an interview with zoramobserver.com, Darchhun attributed his success to hard work, dedication and family support besides blessing from God.
“I was shocked but overjoyed when I first learnt from a friend of mine that I topped the merit list. I was restless and could not really believe the result. But it happened it after all. Thanks to God and my family for their blessing and support,” as 16-year-old from Tanhril village near Aizawl said.
Darchhun, who lives with his mother and 3 others siblings after his father died in December last year, said he would study Science stream and pursue a career in Nuclear Engineer.
The hard-working student said he used to study 6-12 hours a day while preparing for the board exam.
Meanwhile, the MBSE announced that compartmental examination for all subjects will be held on 21 June in eight centres across the state.