Shillong, May 22: The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) has put restrictions on the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) students who had appeared for the recent examinations, and desire to obtain a photocopy of their answer scripts.
Through a notification dated May 21, 2012, S.N. Marak, controller of examinations MBOSE said, “A candidate who desires to get a photocopy of the answer script shall have to sign an undertaking with a pledge to maintain utmost confidentiality.”
The notification stated, “Under no circumstances will the candidate reveal the photocopy to the press or take any action with intentions of maligning the board. Any violation of the undertaking will render the result of the candidate null and void and the examination of the candidate will be liable to be cancelled.”
Moreover, those who wish to obtain a photocopy of the answer scripts will need to pay Rs 500 per subject, while those who want their scripts to be re-evaluated will have to pay Rs 1,000 per subject.
“Further, irrespective of the changes in marks, which may likely affect the first 20 candidates on the merit list and the highest marks declared by the board, shall stand as announced during declaration of the results,” Marak said in the notification.
Students have also been given a period of 20 days after the declaration of results to apply for a photocopy and re-evaluation of answer scripts.
On the expiry of the period, applications shall not be entertained.
Similar restrictions have also been placed for students who had appeared in the (HSSLC-Arts) Examinations, 2012.
The results of the SSLC and HSSLC (Arts) examinations were announced by the MBOSE yesterday.
The overall pass percentage in the SSLC examinations stood at 50.56 per cent, where, out of 38,942 students who appeared, 19,688 passed.
Partha Barma of St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, secured the topmost position in the SSLC examinations with overall 558 marks.with distinction in English, mathematics, science and technology, social science, computer science and additional English.
Aibanskhem Nongspung, also from the same school, bagged the first position in the HSSLC (Arts) examination.