The class 12 results for the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has been announced by the board on Sunday. The examinations were delayed last year due to unrest in the Valley. Over 75 per cent of the 53,000 students who took up the exam have passed out successfully.
Out of the 53,159 students, 40,119 passed the JKBOSE class 12 exam. They secured a total pass percentage of 75.46 per cent according to official sources from the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE).
Also, out of the 28,800 boys, 21,586 passed the examinations, obtaining a pass percentage of 74.95 per cent. On the other hand, out of the total 24,359 girls, 18,533 qualified for the next level with a pass percentage of 76.08 per cent, the official said.
'13,155 students 6,849 boys and 6,306 girls - secured distinction i.e. above 75 per cent marks,' he added.
Students had a tough time preparing for the exams as the valley was in a shaken condition due to terror attacks. The exams were postponed due to the unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces along with two of his associates, on July 7. It was finally held in November
Even schools were targetted in the violence and the safety of students were at stake. The government however took the volition to conduct board exams with some relaxation for students there as they have been struggling to study under a tensed atmosphere.
The problem had forced closure of all educational institutes for months. The government had to announce mass promotion of students from classes one to nine and class 11.
Also, those attending the exam were given a relaxation that they could study just fifty per cent of the syllabus to pass the exam. Also, another batch who could not prepare at all were allowed to attend the exam in March.