Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu 23: The Office of the Controller of Examinations today published the results of Secondary Education Examination-2018 in letter grading system..
Of the 485,586 students who filled forms, 463,689 students appeared for the SEE while 21,897 student were absent. Under the regular general category, 14,234 students secured Grade Point Average ranging from 3.65 to 4.00 (A plus); 46,130 students earned GPA between 3.25 and 3.60 (A); 49,037 students' GPA was in the range of 2.85 to 3.02 (B plus); 70,512 students' GPA was between 2.45 and 2.80 (B); GPA of 61,870 students was between 2.05 and 2.40 (C plus); 10l,043 students' GPA was in the range of 1.65 to 2.00 (C); while 35,584 students secured GPA ranging from 1.25 to 1.60 (D plus). The GPA of 58,685 was between 0.85 and 1.20 (D). Last year, 12,284 students out of 445,564, who appeared in the exam under the regular general category, had secured GPA ranging from 3.65 to 4.00. .
Total 451,532 students, including 227,931 girls, appeared under the regular general category that commenced on March 22 and ended on April 3 this year. Similarly, 25,138 students, 10,661 boys and14,477 girls, took the exams under the exempted general category in which none of the examinees secured GPA ranging from 3.65 to 4.00, while two secured GPA between 3.25 and 3.60 while 177 and 702 students got GPA from 2.45 to 2.80 and from 2.05 to 2.40 respectively. Under the regular technical category, 8,906 students had taken the exams. .
According to OCE, 74 examinees were under-age and 1,250 students missed the theoretical exam under the regular general category. Similarly, nine students were expelled while answer sheets of 11 were cancelled. The number of drop-outs was 13,090 under the regular general category and 8,657 under the exempted general category..
Under the letter grading system, no examinee fails. Those who secure between C (1.65 to 2.00 ) and E (0.0-0.8) can take exams again on July 29 to upgrade their GPA, said Ambika Prasad Regmi, examination controller. “Nearly 35 per cent students had GPA less than 2.00, which shows weak learning achievement. Overall, the SEE result is satisfactory, but education must be more practical oriented,” said Baikuntha Prasad Aryal, secretary at Ministry of Education.