The extremely poor and low pass percentage of class XII students studying under the Bihar State Education Board (BSEB) has reflected in this year’s undergraduate courses’ admission registrations in University of Delhi (DU). With around 65% of the total appearing students failing miserably to pass the exam, the overall pass percentage for this year remained abysmally low at 35% in BSEB.
A drastic dip in DU admission registrations from BSEB students has been recorded as compared to the last year, with a mere 1272 registrations coming this year, as compared to last year’s 4317 registrations, forming even less than 50% of year 2016’s total BSEB admission registrations. While the results of Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education, commonly called the UP Board still remain unannounced, students appearing for XII standard examinations under UP Board contributed 5145 registrations towards the last week of DU admission registrations. Applications from this Board too, mount up to an extremely small number as compared to a massive 21606 registrations in 2016. However, the highest number of registrations has been received from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Interestingly, the registrations from Punjab State Education Board have recorded a hike as compared to the previous year. The number has unexpectedly increased despite the Board not moderating marks this year, contrary to 2016.
The statistics have, every year, proven a direct relation between the efficiency of the Education Boards and the number of students making through the sky rocketing cut-offs of Delhi University colleges. According to students and faculty at DU, it is usually difficult for students studying under state boards, especially those of UP and Bihar, to reserve a seat in DU colleges, as compared to CBSE students. Records and observations continue to prove the falling efficiency of UP and Bihar State Education Boards.
With only a week left for UG admission registrations to close, no surge in the number of applications from BSEB or UP Board is expected according to the faculty at DU.
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