More than 64% students failed in Bihar State Education Board (BSEB).Next day students protested in Patna and at several district headquarters, demanding re-evaluation of their answer sheets.Concerned over the dismal pass percentage of 34.25%, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a meeting with Education Minister Ashok Choudhary and BSEB chairman Anand Kishor.
A large number of students who had cleared their IIT-JEE entrance examination, too, have failed in their Class 12 board exams.Protesting students who had gathered outside the Intermediate Board office in Patna were supported by the student wings of several political parties. Later, the students threw stones at the council office. The police responded with a lathi-charge in which over half-a-dozen students sustained injuries.
This was a pathetic situation that happened in Bihar and three students commited suicide after the results were out. “Though the pass percentage this year is low, the successful students are real gold,” said Mr. Choudhary. Mr. Kishor, too, said that several layers of strict measures to curb unfair means had had its impact. It was disastress for thosee students who have cleared their IIT-JEE Mains exam, and done well in its Advance test but have got only 8, 12, 16 and 18 marks in Maths, Physics and Chemistry in the Intermediate examination.