The Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) said the overall Class X pass percentage in the Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) examination has dropped by 2.20 percent this year.
The BCSE 2015 pass percentage is at 93.73 percent while it was 95.93 percent last year. 11836 candidates from 37 higher and 63 middle secondary schools (95 government schools and 5 private schools) had registered for BCSE, out of which 11655 candidates appeared for the examination. 10924 candidates have passed the examination, and 731candidates have failed.
The BCSE 2012 recorded the pass percentage at 96.88 percent. Since 2006, the highest pass percentage was recorded at 97.86 percent in 2007.
Dorji Wangmo from Motithang Higher Secondary School stood first with 93.20 percent. Dependra Chapagai from Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School stood second with 93 percent and Gaki Lhamo from Phuentsholing Higher Secondary School stood third with 92.20 percent.
The students have scored good marks in subjects, like Computer Applications, English, and Dzongkha and History Civics & Geography with pass percentages above 95 percent. The lowest pass percentage was in Mathematics at 69.92 percent.
In terms of quality, the candidates did well in Computer Applications with 81.92 mean score. In most of the subjects, the mean scores were between 51 to 64 percent.
Meanwhile, in the Language and Cultural Studies Certificate Examination (LCSCE), Thubten Zepa Thegchog from the Dzongkha Development Training Institute (DDTI) stood first with 85.60 percent. Neten Phuntsho from DDTI stood second with 84.40 percent and Nima Dendup from the School for Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS) stood third with 80.20 percent.
A total of 104 candidates from SLCS and DDTI appeared for LCSCE 2014 Examination. Of the total candidates appearing for the examination, 98 candidates passed the LCSCE.
The students performed well in Kherpar Phagtey with 100 percent pass percentage followed by Shayting with the 99 percent and Choejhung and Satha Namyoe with 98 percent each.
The candidates have to collect their mark sheets and pass certificates from their respective schools by the 2nd week of March 2015.
The recheck of paper, a maximum of two subjects with a fee of Nu 300 per paper, is open from February 11 to March 2. The announcement of recheck of paper will be announced in print media and BCSEA’s website of on March 12.
Meantime, the eligible candidates seeking admission in class XI are to report to their respective centres on February 26.