Patna: In a bid to motivate students, the Bihar Government has decided to give laptop to 101 students who have secured place in the merit list of the Bihar Board class 10 exams. The students would be given laptop, Kindle-e-book reader and cash prizes from the state board.
The candidates who secured first place will get a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, second position holders will get a cash prize of Rs 75,000 , Rs 50,000 for candidates who bagged third position, and others in the merit list will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000, apart from laptop and e-book.
The class 10 exam result was announced on April 5. The first position is jointly shared by three candidates — Pooja Kumari and Shubhdarshani from Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (SAV) and Sandeep Kumar from Baldev High School, Dinara, Rohtas with 96.80 per cent.
Meanwhile, the students who are not satisfied with their marks can now apply for the scrutiny process that will begin from April 11. The candidates who wish to revaluate their paper can do so through the website – biharboardonline.com till April 17. The candidates need to pay a fee of Rs 70 per subject.
A total of 12.93 lakh (12,93,054) students cleared the matric exam successfully, the pass percentage recorded at 78.17 per cent. This year, the pass percentage has dropped by nearly two per cent. In 2020, the pass percent was 80.59 while in 2019, the pass percentage was at 80.73 per cent.