Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) Examination 2018 – An overview

General Information

In the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) Examination conducted by Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) in December 2018, a total of 10,648 candidates from 59 Higher Secondary Schools (40 government and 19 private schools) registered and 10,503 appeared the examination.

TypeRegisteredAppearedPassFailPass %
TotMFTotMFTotMFTotMFTotMF
Reg 8362 4077 4285 8257 3997 4260 7041 3335 3706 1216 662 554 85.27 83.44 87.00
Pvt 343 186 157 335 181 154 242 128 114 93 53 40 72.24 70.72 74.03
Sup 1943 1031 912 1911 1014 897 1831 978 853 80 36 44 95.81 96.45 95.09
Tot 10648 5294 5354 10503 5192 5311 9114 4441 4673 1389 751 638 86.78 85.54 87.99

The overall pass percentage is 86.78% which is a decrease of 4.69% over 91.47% pass percentage of 2017.

Stream-wise Performance

Stream wise pass percentages of the candidates in Science is 96.20%, in Commerce is 79.92% and 86.51% in Arts.

StreamRegisteredAppearedPassFailPass %
TotMFTotMFTotMFTotMFTotMF
Arts 4423 1990 2433 4372 1957 2415 3782 1672 2110 590 285 305 86.51 85.44 87.37
Comm 3521 1749 1772 3476 1719 1757 2778 1331 1447 698 388 310 79.92 77.43 82.36
Sci 2704 1555 1149 2655 1516 1139 2554 1438 1116 101 78 23 96.20 94.85 97.98
Tot 10648 5294 5354 10503 5192 5311 9114 4441 4673 1389 751 638 86.78 85.54 87.99

Subject-wise Performance

SubjectAppearedPass %Mean
TotMFTotMFTotMF
ENGLISH 10503 5192 5311 93.33 92.51 94.13 50.74 49.71 51.75
DZONGKHA 10497 5188 5309 97.80 96.84 98.74 58.61 57.67 59.52
DZONGKHA RIZHUNG 681 281 400 99.85 100.00 99.75 65.31 66.57 64.43
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 17 5 12 100.00 100.00 100.00 69.29 69.40 69.25
HISTORY (NC) 3097 1354 1743 93.99 95.20 93.06 55.45 55.99 55.02
GEOGRAPHY 4372 1957 2415 97.90 98.42 97.47 55.81 56.80 55.01
ECONOMICS 5340 2396 2944 70.69 70.37 70.96 45.53 45.52 45.54
COMMERCE 3476 1719 1757 73.68 72.95 74.39 47.68 47.29 48.07
ACCOUNTANCY 3465 1713 1752 83.46 80.39 86.47 55.40 55.34 55.46
MATHEMATICS 1586 1063 523 92.56 91.82 94.07 68.55 69.51 66.59
PHYSICS 2655 1516 1139 98.68 98.48 98.95 64.03 65.64 61.88
CHEMISTRY 2655 1516 1139 93.71 92.94 94.73 56.88 57.15 56.52
BIOLOGY 1235 498 737 99.03 99.00 99.05 64.46 65.49 63.77
COMPUTER STUDIES 511 280 231 88.26 92.50 83.12 53.51 55.55 51.03
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 4539 2188 2351 71.43 72.12 70.78 51.98 53.32 50.73
AGRICULTURE FOR FOOD SECURITY 196 108 88 98.98 100.00 97.73 73.98 74.24 73.67
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 291 138 153 100.00 100.00 100.00 73.40 71.86 74.80
MEDIA STUDIES 1045 460 585 99.90 99.78 100.00 72.20 71.73 72.57
HISTORY (OC) 717 337 380 81.17 86.05 76.84 52.77 55.77 50.12

Note: NC – New Curriculum, OC – Old Curriculum