Punjab Govt. schools do better than private schools in +2 results

Chandigarh, July 21, 2020: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today declared the 10+2 examination results on the basis of the best per-forming subject formula.

Giving details, the State School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, said that out of the total 2,86,378 stu-dents who had appeared for the examinations before the Covid-19 outbreak 2,60,547 students (90.98%) had passed the board examina-tions this year.

The cabinet minister informed that consecutively for the second year, the gov-ernment schools continued to soar ahead of affiliated and associated schools in the terms of pass percentage as 94.32 percent students of government schools passed the examinations while

91.84 percent and 87.04 per-cent students of affiliated and associated schools man-aged to get promoted for higher studies.

He said that 92.77 percent regular students excelled the +2 examinations.
Vijay Inder Singla said,

“After the formation of the government in Punjab, we have been working tirelessly to uplift the standard of edu-cation under the guidance of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Our efforts have started showing fruitful results, as every year we register a growth in the pass percentage of board examinations.”

He added that, in 2017, the pass percentage of class +2 was below 63 percent which registered a slight growth in 2018 by rising upto 65.97 percent.

He said that last year in 2019 results, 86.41 percent students passed which was notably higher than the pre-vious years.

Vijay Inder Singla said that as examinations of some subjects got cancelled, the PSEB has adopted the best performing subjects formula.

While elaborating on the formula, he said that if any student had appeared in exams of four subjects, then average of best three sub-jects was awarded to him in the subjects for which

exams which got cancelled. Singla said that same for-mula had been implemented on those students who had

appeared in the examina-tions for division improve-ment in more than one sub-ject.

He added that the last chance compartment stu-dents had been declared passed on the basis of the

average of already passed subjects.

The School Education Minister informed that the results of those students who had applied for improvement in only one subject had not been declared as they will be given another chance to appear in the exams once the situation normalises.

The Cabinet Minister informed that the pass per-centage of students belong-ing to rural areas was also higher than urban area stu-dents as it recorded 93.39 and 91.96 percent, respec-tively.

He added that this year, 68.26 percent students of open school category passed in the 10+2 exams.

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