GUWAHATI, June 6 - The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) declared the much awaited results of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2020 today that saw an overall pass percentage of 64.8 � the highest in seven years. The Assam High Madrassa (AHM) Examination results were also declared which registered a 63.67 per cent success rate.
For the first time, the entire result declaration process was done in digital mode by the SEBA owing to the COVID-19 induced situation and also to ensure social distancing during the process.
While the schools received the result gazette through PDF files, the students got their results and marksheets through the official website and mobile app of SEBA as well as other websites designated by the Board.
Dhritiraj Bastav Kalita of Padum Pukhuri High School in Darrang district has secured the top position in the HSLC with total 595 marks and he was closely followed by Alangkrita Gautam Baruah of Salt Brook School, Dibrugarh at second position with 594 marks.
Three candidates � Debisma Priya Borah of Gyan Jyoti Academy, Narayanpur (Lakhimpur), Jyotisman Deva Sarma of Sankardev Sishu Bidya Niketan (Nalbari) and Chaki G Bulton of St Mary�s HS School, Guwahati � have secured the third position jointly with 591 marks.
Altogether 42 students have made it to the merit list of top ten positions in the HSLC examination this time. Notably, six students from Nalbari district figure in the list this year, whereas four each from Kamrup (Metro) and Nagaon are among the rank holders.
On the other hand, Eyamin Ali of Dhakua High Madrassa, Barpeta, Apsana Yesmin of SAB High Madrassa, Kamrup and Rasidul Ali Sk of Nabajyoti High Madrassa, Kokrajhar bagged the top three positions respectively.
This year, a total of 342,224 candidates appeared for HSLC of which, total 48,278 students got first division, 77,850 second division and 95,628 got third division.
In districtwise performance, Sivasagar tops the charts with 83.92 per cent success rate, followed by Nalbari with an overall pass percentage of 78.73 and Darrang (74.35). On the other hand, Dhubri (44.20), Cachar (50.71) and Karimganj (50.73) remained at the bottom of the list.
Congratulating the successful candidates, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also consoled those who could not do well. �Those who may not have done well, don�t lose heart for success is sum of small efforts,� he said. He also complimented the parents and teachers for their patience and hard work.
�We are happy with the success of digital result declaration process in the State, which has totally eliminated the role of hard copy. The digital result gazette was distributed among 20,000 subscribers. The Board has procured a latest server to ensure a fast and smooth online processing of the documents,� SEBA chairman RC Jain said.
Besides, the SEBA mobile application had more than 1.76 lakh downloads by evening and the government websites and app had approximately 82.43 lakh total page views.