KATHMANDU: The Office of the Controller of the Examination's Board on Sunday published the results of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination for the year 2065, with the pass percentage hitting all-time high in the entire history of the SLC examination.

The pass percentage this time is 68.47--- 4.74 per cent higher than that of the last academic year.

According to the OCE sources, though 412,321 students had registered their names only 342,632 students appeared in the exam, out of which 234,602 students got through it as regulars --132,662 boys and the rest 101,940 girls with the pass percentage standing at 72.03 per cent and 64.34 per cent respectively.

11,304 students -- 7,121 boys and 4,183 girls -- passed the exam with distinction. Likewise, 87,772 students --52,408 boys and 35,364 girls-- secured first division while 125,421 examinees--67,790 boys and 57,631 girls-- secured second division and 10,105 students -- 5,343 boys and 4,762 girls—stood third division.

Under exempted category, of total 45,890 students--18,882 boys and 27,008 girls-- only 21,887 examinees -- 9,302 boys and 12585 girls—passed with 708 examinees securing first division, 17,570 the second and 3,609 the third.

According to Birendra Kumar Jha, the exam controller at the OCE, the higher pass percentage has been obtained this time due to hard work of the students adding the supplementary SLC examination would be held from August 9-16.

The exams were held from March 25 to May 2 of 2009.
This year too, the board has decided against publishing the list of toppers.