GOA: The spike in the Class X pass percentage continued in 2020 with 92.7% students clearing the exams of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. This is despite the exams being held in the midst of a pandemic from May 21 to June 6.
This year, 18,939 students appeared for the exam, and of these, 17,554 cleared it. Of the girls that appeared for the exam, 8,973 or 93.3% cleared the exam. Among the boys, 8,581 or 92% passed Class X.Goa board was probably among the first state boards to conduct the Class X exams during the pandemic.
Goa board officials as well as other educationists said that a steady improvement in performance at public exams is a trend seen by all boards nationally. “Over the years the board has introduced many schemes like internal marks, sports marks, grace marks. This is helping improve the pass percentage But this is a trend seen in other states as well,” board chairman Ramkrishna Samant said.
The News 24 Goa