Mizoram: State records the highest ever Class 10 pass percentage


TNT News | AIZAWL, May 7, 2018: India's third highest literate state, Mizoram, has recorded its highest ever pass percentage in the Class 10 examination held by the Mizoram Board of Secondary Education (MBSE) standing at 76.65%.

The high school leaving certificate (HSLC) examination of 2018 saw 17,695 candidates sit for the exam this past February-March. As many as 13,563 students, including 7,085 girls, successfully cleared the examination.

Speaking to the local media, MBSE chairman F. Lianhmingthanga said, "This is the first ever highest pass percentage achieved by the state in 40 years since the HSLC examination was conducted by MBSE in 1978. The HSLC results have been witnessing a gradual improvement by each year. In 2012, it was 72.27%, which was recorded as the highest ever in the state then."

Despite the milestone, the chairman, though, brought attention to the decreasing amount of students with distinctions stating that those who had passed the examination with distinction "have gone down by 50 from last year".

At the top of the merit list are Lalremsiama Darchhun and Royal Philem of Aizawl securing 477 out of 500 marks.

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