Fingers crossed: St Xavier’s School, Ranchi
May, the month of examination results, will see at least three school boards — ICSE/ISC, CBSE and matriculation/intermediate — declare theirs within a 25-day window starting May 7.
Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) will be the first one to end suspense of students. The state board is planning to announce the matriculation result on May 7.
“According to our academic calendar, it will be either May 7 or maximum by May 10. Intermediate results will come out later either on May 31 or before. But these dates are subject to change,” said JAC secretary Sushil Kumar Roy.
This year, as many as 4,72,377 candidates appeared for matriculation exam, while 2,81,790 tried their luck in intermediate.
Next will be the turn of ICSE/ISC.
“Evaluation of ICSE/ISC answer scripts is underway but we have set a target to announce the results latest by the third week of May,” Gerry Arathoon, the secretary of the Council for Indian School Certificate examinations, said.
In 2012, the ICSE/ISC results were declared on May 19. “This year, we are expecting the results on May 14 or 15. However, we are not absolutely certain. It’s a tentative date,” said principal of St Thomas School Rev. Joseph J. Ayrookuzhy.
From Jharkhand, 10,000 students had appeared for ICSE examination while 6,000 wrote ISC papers.
The heads of CBSE schools said the results could be announced any day between May 20 and 25. Last year, the results did not come out on the announced dates — May 24 (Class X) and May 26 (Class XII) — and the students had to wait for another week.
“But this year, we are expecting the results of both classes on time. In 2012, there was confusion over region as earlier both Bihar and Jharkhand fell in Allahabad zone. From last year, they were shifted to Patna zone,” said M.K. Sinha, principal of DAV-Kapil Dev, Kadru.
Jharkhand saw 55,000 students taking the CBSE Class X boards and 36,000 appearing for the Class XII exam this year. There are more than 100 CBSE affiliated schools in the state. However, the figure may vary as many students have opted for school-conducted examination.
But both results will be declared the same day following the grading system.
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