… pass percentage  improves by 1.46 percent over 2021

Jigmi Wangdi  

Class X results showed an increase of 1.46 percent in overall pass percentage at 71.58 percent compared to 70.12 percent in 2021.

Although the pass percentage has increased for 2022, it is still lower compared to the pass percentages prior to 2021. For the year 2020, the overall percentage came up to 96.57 percent.

However, the education ministry and Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) officials said that there has been a drop in the performance of students.

“This may be because the students who appeared for the Class X exams in 2022 could not sit for Class VIII exams owing to the pandemic,” an official said.

He said that it is the first time students sat for the national examinations and so most would have taken the exam lightly.

“Before the students would have to score above 35 percent to pass. But now it is 40 percent and this could have also been a factor in why students failed,” the official said.

Out of the 10,505 students who appeared for the exam, 2,986 students failed.


Vedanth Bhandari from Loselling Middle Secondary School topped the Class X board examination scoring 95 percent. Vedanth says that he is still deciding if he should pursue Science or Commerce stream.

“There are major scopes in both the fields such as cryptocurrency, the stock markets, etc. for me to pursue in the future. But I am yet to decide on what to pursue,” he said.

He added that his success belongs to his parents, teachers, and friends who supported and believed in him more than himself.

Mangthoe Paelmo of Losel Gaytsho Academy came in second position in the exams with 93.20 percent. “I was shocked and happy when I heard the news.”

She wants to pursue the Science stream. “My ambition has always been to become a doctor,” Mangthoe added, “Which is why I want to pursue science.”

She hopes that she can continue to do well in her life to make her parents and teachers proud.

Tshewang Zangmo from Khasadrapchu MSS came in third scoring 92.20 percent. Like Mangthoe, she has hopes of becoming a doctor.

“I was really happy when I heard the news and immediately thought of how my school, the principal, and my teachers supported me with their guidance and I’ll always be grateful to them,” Tshewang said.

She also wants to pursue higher studies in Science.

Sonam Choden from Takse Central School topped the Language and Culture Studies Certificate exams scoring 70.8 percent. “I checked my results like any other student but it was only after my friends sent me pictures that I found out I came first.”

Sonam wants to continue studying at Taktse Central School as it is the only school that teaches Rigzhung. “Ever since I was a child, I wanted to become a Dzongkha teacher. That is why I decided to come to Taktse. I am grateful to my parents for supporting my decision.”

“I want to thank my teachers for their support as I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without their help,” said Sonam.

Students who wish to recheck their answer scripts can apply within February 10 through the G2C services. The results will be announced on February 16 on the BCSEA website.