| Lohia Nagar Mount Carmel High School students try to check the ISC results on their cellphones in Patna on Saturday. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey |
Class XII examinees waiting for their ISC results, had a nerve-racking time on Saturday as they failed to access the council’s server to see how they did.
The ISC results were out around 3pm. Students, wishing to check the result online, had to log on to www.cisce.org and click on the ISC results link. But students, and their parents, in Patna could not access the server till late evening.
A.G. de Rozario, the Patna convener of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), said some students could check their results in snatches, but several more were in the dark.
This year, 68,723 candidates appeared for the ISC exam across the country. At least 560 students appeared for their ISC examination from Patna this year.
PTI reported that girls fared better than boys with 96.58 per cent of girls and 94.18 per cent of boys passing the examination. The total pass percentage stood at 95.27 per cent, an increase of 0.12 per cent over last year when 96.66 per cent of girls and 93.91 per cent of boys had passed the examination.
But for those in Patna, it was a day of suspense.
N. Kazmi, a teacher in St Joseph’s Convent High School, said: “My daughter, too, gave her ISC exam this year and has been trying to check the results from 3pm, but in vain. One of our relatives in Australia also tried to check it from there, but could not access the server.”
Rozario, also the director of Don Bosco Academy, said he too tried checking the results with the school ID but had no success. He was still trying at the time of filing the report.
He said: “It seems the website has crashed but we are trying. The results could be seen individually for some time.”
Among the ISC schools in Patna include St Joseph’s Convent High School, Don Bosco Academy, Carmel High School, Jesus and Mary Academy, Patna City, and Lohia Nagar Mount Carmel High School. The ICSE (Class X) results would be declared on Wednesday.