Thousands of students in West Bengal, who took the Central Board of Secondary Education Class 12 board examinations 2017, could not access their results because of a technical glitch at CBSE’s regional office at Bhubaneswar, hours after they were declared on Sunday.
Authorities learnt that schools in Odisha and Chhattisgarh were also witnessing similar problems after they inquired with the Bhubaneswar office, which covers Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. They could not download the results for the Class 12 exam even after hours results were officially announced.
“We managed to download our results after hours of toiling. But after we downloaded the same, we saw that the results of at least 45 students were shown as ‘withheld’,” Krishna Damani, a member of the trustee board of South Point High School, said.
The CBSE-affiliated schools were unable to analyse the school-wise results and identify the toppers from the state.
Similarly, the principal of a CBSE-affiliated school in Salt Lake, who did not wish the name of the school to be named, said they failed to download the full results of the school till 4pm.
“Our teachers are still trying hard to download the same. In case, we are unable to download the same by this evening, it is quite possible that many of our students would not able to know their results before Monday morning,” he said.
According to him, the school authorities are in constant touch with the CBSE authorities, who have assured them that the technical glitches will be resolved at the earliest.
Several schools in West Bengal have issued notices updating students and their parents about the situation. Some even sent text messages to mobile phones of parents enlisted with the school authorities advising them not to panic.
Nearly 82% students, lower than last year’s 83%, cleared the Class 12 board exams. Over 11 lakh candidates registered for the Class 12 exams, which were held between March 9 and April 29, this year against 10,67,900 students last year.
Girls performed better than boys by 9.5% as out of 4,60,026 girls 87.50% passed and 78% of 6,38,865 boys cleared the exam. The pass percentage of disabled students was 86.69 with 2123 out of 2449 passed.
A Noida girl became the topper in the Class 12 exam and students from Chandigarh were ranked second and third across India. Raksha Gopal, who pursued humanities at Amity International School, scored 99.6% marks to ace the exams.