Results: Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) declared the Class X results for 2015 yesterday. The cut off point for admission to Class XI is 58 percent in English and four best subjects.

Prakash Kuikel from Daga HSS topped the examinations with 92.80 percent, followed by Dechen Lhamo Gyeltshen of Yangchenphug HSS with 91.20 percent. Sonam Zangmo of Sherubling HSS, Tshering Nidup of Nganglam HSS and Tashi Tengyal of Dechencholing Middle Secondary School (MSS) came third with 90.80 percent each.

The cut off point of 58 percent was arrived at considering the admission policy of accommodating a minimum of 40 percent of students in government schools and the availability of seats. This means a total of 5,410 students or 51.4 percent of students will be absorbed in government schools.

A total of 11,570 candidates from 39 higher and 73 middle secondary schools had registered for the examinations, out of which 11,323 appeared the examination.

The overall pass percentage was 92.95 percent, a drop by 0.78 percent from 2014 pass percentage of 93.73 percent.

According to BCSEA, the national pass percentage for the past five years has continually declined. National pass percentage in 2011 was 97.04, which decreased to 96.88 percent in 2012. It further dropped to 95.93 percent in 2013.

In the Language and Cultural Studies Certificate Examinations (LCSCE) category, a total of 96 candidates from School for Language and Culture Studies (SLCS), Kuenphen Language and Cultural Training Institute (KLCTI) and Dzongkha Development Training Institute (DDTI) registered for the examination. Of the total number, 94 sat the LCSCE examination. Eighty-one students got through.

Jamyang Dorjee from DDTI topped the LCSCE category with 81 percent. Sangay Tshewang of SLCS, Choki Dorji of DDTI and Namgay Thinley of KLCTI came second with 75.40 percent each.   Jigme Tenzin of SLCS came third with 75 percent.

Subject-wise, the pass percentage in English, Dzongkha, Science, History Civics and Geography and Computer Application was more than 90 percent. The lowest of 80.77 percent of the total students passed Maths while the highest of 99.94 percent of the students passed Computer Application.

The BCSEA has asked candidates to collect their mark sheets and pass certificates from their respective schools by the second week of March.

Candidates wishing to go for revaluation can do so until March 8. The results of the revaluation will be announced on March 22.

MB Subba