The worrying fact came to the fore after the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on Tuesday announced the results of the examinations.
According to the BSE data, 5,66,269 HSC students have enrolled, but 14,935 students did not appear for the examination. Similarly, 3,399 students have enrolled for the Madhyama Class-IX examination; however, 129 candidates skipped the exam.
“All the candidates who have appeared in the examination have been promoted to Class- X. However 30,138 candidates in Grade F (II) have to improve upon their performance in Improvement Tests to be conducted by the concerned schools. The candidates having Grade F (I) have been declared passed on consideration because they fulfill some minimum criteria as regards aggregate & individual subject marks. F (II) candidates will be given three chances to acquire qualifying marks(30 per cent) in each failed subject,” informed the BSE.
The Board of Secondary Education has decided to conduct three improvement tests for unsuccessful students. The examinations will be June 1, 1 and 16.
Candidates not qualifying at the first improvement examination will appear for the second test after being given remedial teachings in between, for seven days and so on for the second and third improvement.
Schools will prepare questions out of 20 marks and the test will be of 40 minutes duration, informed BSE.