The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is expected to release class 10 and 12 board exam results 2023 by March 31. Once out, it will be made available on the official website at results.biharboardonline.com. The board conducted the exams in February. The evaluation for the class 10 exams is underway and will be over by March 12. While the class 12 evaluation will begin on February 24 and end on March 5.
Meanwhile, the performance of Bihar board students in the last few years has been poor. The past 10 years’ record has not shown any signs of improvement. Bihar has continuously produced a number of bureaucrats, scientists, academicians, and leaders for a long time. Despite that, the state has a poor record when it comes to board examinations.
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If we look at the performance of class 10 Bihar board exams from 2013 to 2022, it has never reached a success rate of 90 per cent. The success rate dipped to the lowest 46.66 per cent in 2016 and 50.12 per cent in 2017. For the 2016 results, state education minister Ashok Choudhary told the media that it was totally unexpected. However, he opined that students, who cleared the exams, had the calibre to complete national-level competitive exams.
In 2017, Bihar board chairman Anand Kishor and other officials said that the authorities had taken several efforts undertaken by them to curtail the use of unfair means in examinations. They used codes for answer sheets and communication gadgets, including mobile phones, inside examination halls, were disallowed.
The class 10 results showed a slight improvement afterward and with 80.59 per cent of students clearing the 10th exams in 2020. However, it again recorded a slight downfall and reached 79.88 per cent in 2022. The poor condition of government schools and the education mafia causing irregularities in the evaluation of papers have been cited as the reasons for poor performance.
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