Amid the unrest in Manipur, the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) on Monday declared the results of the Higher Secondary School examination 2023 with a pass percentage of 88.68.
Ria Thokchom of Heritage Convent, Uripok Bachaspati Leikai topped the Science stream with 491 marks while Pushpa Naorem of TG HS School, Imphal topped the Arts stream with 475 marks and Rajbrinda Naorem of TG HS School, Imphal topped the Commerce stream with 445 marks.
A total of 36,717 students enrolled, but 36,212 appeared for the examinations. Of the total 36,212 students, the Science stream had 24,512 students followed by the Arts stream with 11,391 students and Commerce stream with 813 students.
In the Arts stream, 11105 students appeared in the exam with 9439 students clearing for a pass percentage of 85.
Commerce stream recorded a pass percentage of 84.18 as 676 cleared the exam out of the total 806 candidates.
In science stream, 24304 students gave the exam and 21,996 students cleared it, thus implying a pass percentage of 90.50.
The pass percentage this year is lesser than the pass percentages of previous year. The pass percentage in 2022 was 90.09. Interestingly, a government school topped in arts and commerce streams this year.
The exams were conducted across 120 exam centres, from February 23 to April 1, 2023. The practical exams were conducted between April 1 to April 20.
Education Minister Th Basanta Kumar said that the results of HSE 2023 could be announced in time because of the hard work put in collectively by officers and staff of COHSEM and teachers of schools and colleges.
Education minister said that marks can be checked through COHSEM's official website. Due to total internet shutdown, there will be a problem while checking marks and therefore, there are certain centres where internet is available and results could be checked there, the minister added.
For admission, the government is arranging a certain specific centre, the minister said, adding that from the specific centre, any student can access the internet and take a form for admission.
Meanwhile, the results for class-10 examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) is likely to be declared in the first week of June, the Education minister said, while briefing mediapersons on May 20.
Citing the reason for the delay in the class-10 results, the minister had said: “The reason for the delay is two-fold - one, the number of the class 10 students is greater and second, there are no teachers to check the papers for ethnic language papers at the moment but the department is grinding to make sure it is done and most likely, the results will be announced in the first week of June”.