Those who failed are eligible for another opportunity by appearing for the supplementary exam to be held soon. Other than the 75 students who did not clear, the results of 35 candidates have been placed in ‘reserve category’ due to non-submission of eligibility documents or internal practical marks.
With the Class XII public exam for 2021 cancelled due to the pandemic, the Board had adopted a CBSE-like 30:30:40 evaluation formula for students. The scheme saw weightage being given to the students’ performance in Class X, XI and in the internal assessments carried out by schools in Class XII.
Result committees of individual schools tabulated the results, which saw students’ pass percentage drastically rise over 2020 in the subjects of mathematics, chemistry, economics and history.
This helped push the overall pass percentage from 89.3% in 2020 to 99.4% in 2021.
“Moderation of marks has been carried out so that the subject average scored by students is in line with the individual schools’ historical performance at Class XII board exams,” said Goa Board chairman Bhagirath Shetye.
The percentage of students to clear mathematics offered for science and arts stream students jumped to 99.8% this year, over 87.2% in 2020, when a Class XII public exam was last held.
The other big jump in pass percentage was seen in the subjects of chemistry, economics and history, which saw over 99% students clear the subjects as against around 92% in 2020.
Besides the higher number of students passing, a majority (or over 60% of Class XII students) also registered good scores in Class XII this year, securing either a first class or a distinction.
If any student is not satisfied with their result, they will be given an opportunity to appear for an exam conducted by the board when the pandemic situation is conducive, said Shetye. Once students appear for the board exam, they will forfeit the marks allotted by schools through the 30:30:40 evaluation formula, he said.
Higher number of girls, 9,187, as compared to 9,008 boys, had registered for Class XII this year, with the girls also recording a better pass percentage of 99.7% as against 99% for boys.
Across the streams, the best pass percentage of 99.7% was recorded by science stream students, with only five students not clearing Class XII. In the commerce stream, 99.6% students cleared the class, with 12 not making the cut. Arts saw 99.4% pass and 22 not clearing in the evaluation.
The highest number of 36 could not clear Class XII in the vocational stream, which had a pass percentage of 98.5%.
“There will be no policy for verification of marks, to provide photocopy of answer books, or re-evaluation this year, as the assessment has been done by the schools,” Shetye said.
The National skill qualification framework (NSQF) helped 1,103 students clear Class XII. Under the scheme, students can opt for a seventh subject like logistics management, agriculture, etc. A student has to clear any six of seven subjects to pass the class.
The Class XII results pertain to 106 higher secondary schools affiliated to Goa Board across the state, of which nine are government run, 92 are aided and five are unaided.