SHILLONG, July 20 - The Class-X Meghalaya Board examination was declared today in which 50.31 per cent students passed, which is the lowest percentage during the past five years.
In all, 50,081 students sat for the examination conducted by the Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBOSE) which culminated just before the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 22.
The pass percentage is the lowest during the past five years. This year�s pass percentage is a drop of over 5 per cent from 2019. In the past five years, the pass percentage stood at 54.10 per cent in 2016, 54.04 per cent in 2017, 56.76 per cent in 2018 and 55.72 per cent 2019.
Although Chetna Bose of Sherwood School from Tura in West Garo Hills district topped the board examination with a total of 586 marks, overall the students from Garo Hills region once again fared poorly.
The overall pass percentage of students from different districts of Garo Hills region was below the 50 percent mark. The best pass percentage was from East Garo Hills district where 35.64 per cent students passed.
The pass percentage from other districts of Garo Hills were West Garo Hills 31.81 per cent, South Garo Hills 26.57 per cent, South West Garo Hills 26.74 per cent and North Garo Hills 35.10 per cent respectively.
Students from West Jaintia Hills had the best pass percentage with 69.96 followed by East Jaintia Hills with 69.00 and then by East Khasi Hills with East Khasi Hills at 68.94 per cent. East Khasi Hills had the highest number of students with 13,186 sitting for the exam and 9,091 clearing it.
West Garo Hills had the second-highest number of students, 10,143 sitting for the examination with only 3,226 clearing the hurdle.
In the top ten list, once again schools from the State Capital dominated, with six schools figuring at the top. Schools from West Khasi Hills district also did well this year with at least three listed among the top ten.