Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) Examination 2018 – An overview

General Information

In the Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) Class X Examination conducted by Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) in December 2018, a total of 12,674 candidates from 118 schools (112 government and 6 private schools) were registered and 12,462 appeared the examination.

TypeRegisteredAppearedPassFailPass %
TotMFTotMFTotMFTotMFTotMF
Reg 12189 5655 6534 12022 5565 6457 11617 5399 6218 405 166 239 96.63 97.02 96.30
Pvt 83 43 40 80 42 38 68 37 31 12 5 7 85.00 88.10 81.58
Sup 402 198 204 360 172 188 348 163 185 12 9 3 96.67 94.77 98.40
Tot 12674 5896 6778 12462 5779 6683 12033 5599 6434 429 180 249 96.56 96.89 96.27

The overall pass percentage was 96.56%, an increase by 0.33% over 2017 pass percentage of 96.23%.

The pass percentage has been calculated based on the number of candidates who passed in Dzongkha, English and three other subjects. This policy has been instituted since 2017.

Subject-wise Performance

SubjectAppearedPassMean
TotMFTotMFTotMF
English 12462 5779 6683 99.91 99.88 99.94 59.04 58.36 59.64
Dzongkha 12442 5770 6672 99.69 99.46 99.88 64.89 63.60 66.01
Economics2729 1132 1597 96.12 97.26 95.30 58.69 59.86 57.86
Mathematics12462 5779 6683 97.01 96.97 97.04 56.83 57.82 55.97
History Civics and Geography12462 5779 6683 96.36 97.35 95.50 55.75 56.75 54.88
Science 12462 5779 6683 94.34 94.46 94.24 51.85 52.29 51.47
Computer Applications5154 2536 2618 99.92 99.92 99.92 74.63 74.72 74.54
Agriculture for Food Security2009 937 1072 99.95 100.00 99.91 90.41 90.38 90.43
Environmental Science2444 1088 1356 99.02 99.26 98.82 63.26 64.92 61.93