Large difference in performance of students from various boards a challenge: Education ministry study

Updated: May 31 2023 8:57AM

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) Large difference in performance of students from various boards, significant variation in pass percentages and no level playing field for students in terms of standard are among the challenges identified by the Ministry of Education in an assessment of classes 10 and 12 exam results. The assessment has also pointed out that top five boards (Uttar Pradesh, CBSE, Maharashtra, Bihar and West Bengal) cover about 50 per cent of students and the rest 50 per cent students are enrolled in 55 boards across the country.

The study noted that the deviation in performance might be due to different patterns followed by boards and convergence of secondary and higher secondary boards into a single board in a state can help students.

The assessment also found that different syllabi followed by boards have created barriers for national level entrance tests.