IB results declared, pass percentage rises to 88.96% from 85.18% last yr

Over 1,70,000 students across the world received their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP) results on Monday and Tuesday for the May 2021 exam session. This year, the IB diploma pass rate is 88.96 per cent compared to 85.18 per cent in May 2020, according to data released by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

According to the International Baccalaureate (IB) data, the number of candidates for the May 2021 session was 1,70,660 and for the May 2020 session was 1,74,360. Out of 170,660 students, 1,04,275 were in the non-exam route and 65,576 in the exam route and 809 were split between both routes.

The number of the Diploma Programme candidates for the May 2021 session was 87,307 as compared to 86,657 in May 2020 session. The average diploma score for the May 2021 session is 33.02 points up from 31.34 in May 2020. The number of students achieving 40-45 points is 15,513, up from 9,701 in May 2020. The average diploma grade is 5.19, up from 4.95 in May 2020. The diploma pass rate is 88.96 per cent up from 85.18 per cent in May 2020.

Two students, Ananya Purushottam and Ayush Jain of The Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort scored a perfect 45 in the IBDP. Purushottam said, "Two years of citing sources, deciphering TOK essay titles, complaining about internal assessment deadlines and working hard on most nights, has brought me here. Hard work, seeking help from your teachers, and knowing what (not) to do are the three most crucial components to getting a perfect 45 in the IBDP.”

Jain said, "My score was a culmination of two years of hard work and consistent practice. With the ever-present support of all my IB teachers, no task was ever too hard."

Seven students of Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai have scored above 40. Kalyani Patnaik, Head of School, Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai said, "Our school average has increased consistently every year. After months of hard work and dedication, students were thrilled to receive their final scores online."

Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IBl), said, "The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for students, teachers, and schools throughout the world as COVID-19 has undermined much of what we had come to take for granted. A key responsibility of the IB this year has been to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged by the pandemic, including in their applications to university and higher education."

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