Kathmandu, June 13
The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), Sanothimi, on Wednesday published the results of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations of the year 2068 B.S.
According to the OCE, 47.16 per cent students passed the exams in the regular stream.
The pass per cent of this year is 8.34 per cent lower than that of the previous year. Last year, 55.5 per cent of the students had passed in the regular stream.
Similarly, among those who appeared as exempted students, 13.70 per cent passed the exam.
Out of the total of 419,049 regular examinees, 197,638 passed the exams. Likewise, in the year 2066 BS, 64.31 per cent students had passed the SLC exams, which was higher by 8 per cent than last year.
This year, a total of 17,760 examinees attained distinction, 77,257 first division, 93,830 second and 8,791 third division.
Similarly on the exempted category, 10,549 students passed the exams. The exams were held in late March.
This year, exams of a total of 117 students were cancelled which bars them to appear in the same exams coming year.
The SLC exam is considered as the "iron gate" for entering the higher education in Nepal.
The SLC results can be seen by visiting the websites www.slcresult.soce.gov.np, www.slc.ntc.net.np, www.moe.gov.np and www.doe.gov.np.
Likewise, the results can be obtained by dialing 1600 or sending SMS at 1400 of Nepal Telecom.
Education Secretary Kishwor Thapa has urged all not to compare the pass percentage with the quality of education because it cannot be used as a measuring rod of standard.
"I am feeling sorry about the low pass per cent of this year", Thapa said.
Thapa said that students were unable to learn in peaceful environment due to strikes and other disturbances which might have caused decline in pass percentage.
Thapa said the Education Ministry would investigate about the lower pass per cent and appealed all stakeholders to analyse the SLC results.
Dilli Rimal, controller of OCE, said that the pass percentage might drop as the exams were conducted in a more disciplined manner this year.
The students who are not satisfied with their marks can submit their applications at the OCE within 15 days for re-totaling.
The OCE published this year’s SLC results one week earlier than last year.