Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has declared the results of Class 10 Board examinations, which were previously delayed due to unrest in the Valley. The pass percentage stands at over 83 per cent.
About 58,293 students appeared for the exam, out of which 30070 boys and 28223 girl. JKBOSE chairman Zahoor Ahmad Chatt said that 84.61 per cent boys and 81.45 per cent girls have passed. He said of the successful candidates, 3413 secured A1 grades - 90 to 100 per cent marks, while 7898 students secured A2 grade (80-89 per cent) and 9353 secured B1 grade (70-79 per cent).
In 2016, JKBOSE has introduced the system of grades, instead of the usual marks system.
The annual examinations to Class 10 and 12 were held in November 2016. The exams were postponed due to unrest in the Valley, following the death of militant commander Hizbul Mujahideen Burhan Wani on 7 July. The protests led to the death of 86 persons, with thousands injured. The state government was forced to close all educational institutions for months and announce mass promotion of students from Classes one to I and 11.