June 10, 2017 12:20 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, June 10: The results of Grade 10 Secondary Education Examination (SEE) will be published within the third week of June, according to the Ministry of Education.
“The results will be published within two weeks as per the working plan,” said Dr Hari Prasad Lamsal, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education. “If any serious technical problem does not occur, the results will be published within 12 days,” he added.
The results of the SEE will be published as per the letter grading system. It is the second time the letter grading evaluation system has been applied in Grade 10.
The SEE, which used to be considered as School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams in the past, concluded on March 24, with a target of publishing the results within 90 days. The exams were conducted in 1,923 exam centers from March 16- 24 across the country.
However, the Grade 10 exams of technical groups concluded three days later.
According to the National Examination Board (NEB), a total of 538,182 students including examinees in the technical groups were registered to sit for the SEE. However, about 8,000 students were disqualified due to lack of 75 percent attendance, not paying the registration fees and drop-out after filling forms.
Among the total registered students, 468,400 are regular students; 50,873 partial grade promoters; and 18,909 exempted students from the past SLC exams. Out of the total students in Grade 10, 278,450 are girls while 259,732 are boys, according to the NEB records. A total of 464,743 regular students are from 9,834 general schools.
The session of Grade 11 will begin in July as usual, said the officials at the NEB.
This was the first examination of Grade 10 in regional and provincial levels after the implementation of the eighth amendment to the Education Act about a year ago. The Education Act has provisioned the SLC exams to be held in Grade 12 under a new name of School Leaving Certificate Examination (SLCE).
The Act has provisioned taking exams of Grade 8 by the district boards, Grade 10 by the regional/provincial boards and Grade 12 by the national board.