Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has chosen to give grace marks to students who have failed in one or two subjects in the matriculation examination this year thereby giving rise to speculations that the matric results for 2017 might be delayed further. According to past reports, the result for matric exam held in March was expected on June 20, however with the new development it is highly doubtful that the board will release the result tomorrow.
The decision to award grace marks was finalized after approval from the state government. The decision has been taken after an alarming number of students filed in the intermediate exam results which were declared on May 30. Just 30.11% students figured out how to pass in the intermediate exam in science stream. The pass percentage was not high in Arts stream either with just 37.1% students passing the exam. The percentage was better for Commerce stream students, where 73.76% students passed the exam.
In view of the intermediate result fiasco, the board has chosen to honor 8 marks to students who fail in one subject and 4 marks in each subject to the individuals who fail in two subjects as grace marks.
The board had sent the proposal to award grace marks to the Chief Secretary of State Education Department on June 14. It is presently expected that the result will be prepared anew by awarding grace marks to students which may delay the result further. Any official confirmation form the board is awaited.