School Leaving Certificate (Nepal)

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The lora, popularly abbreviated as SLC[1] is the final examination in the secondary school system of Nepal.[2] It is equivalent to GCSE[citation needed], the academic qualification in England. Every student must take this examination for completing the 12th grade of their study ( according to new Education Act ), before they join higher secondary or intermediate level education. The SLC examination is normally scheduled in April to June of every year. It was known as the "iron gate" in Nepal. In reality, however, there are indeed more obstacles regarding higher-level studies after the examination.[2] The SLC Examinations are the most important examination in the educational system of Nepal for building an academic career. The government has a great determination that the grade system that has been recently implemented in the SLC examination will help the country to increase the literacy rate. As the new Education Act has been implemented , the SLC examination will be take place in Grade 12 as national level examination whereas the examination of Grade 10 will be known as Secondary Education Examination (S.E.E)

Examination centres[edit]

Nepal is divided into five development regions and seventy-five districts and each region has many examination centers(as per the Examination Commission's Plan). The examination question differ from region to region but is the same within one single region it is because if the exam is cancelled then only one region is affected and only the questions of that region has to be prepared. Every examination takes place at the same time throughout the whole country. There are different centres for the different students belonging to different school.


About two and a half months or even three months after the completion of the SLC, the results are published by the Examination Control Board. Students are categorised into five divisions according to their score:

Despite such a low percentage requirement to pass the examination, many students (more than 50%), mostly students of governmental schools in rural areas of Nepal, still fail it every year because of the difficulty level that the exam has. Since government schools are known for being less rigorous to students as compared to the private schools, government school students are reportedly more likely to be in the pool of students who do not pass the exam. Even if one fails to get above 40 marks in each subject, they are declared failed. The result of the SLC is very important to an individual student, since students with high percentage are able to obtain various scholarships for their higher secondary level education.Currently, government is working on grading system that may change the educational system of Nepal. However some critics are already seen before its implementation.

But now The Government Of Nepal has formulated and implemented a new system for SLC. The Government has changed the system that has proven quite advantageous and disadvantageous in its implementing year. The students do not fail in the exam according to new system but those having low GPI don't get admission for higher level studies . That's why the system has been getting a lot of criticism.


Some educationalists in Nepal criticise the SLC exam by citing its irrelevance in the present context and say that the test is neither standardised nor can it assess the capacity of Nepalese children. The education experts, for the past three decades, have been asking the government to review and revise the SLC examinations but the government, they say, is running the same old mechanism that will still be running in the same way for several decades more. And also there is no trend of SLC examination results in a continuum, rather it is so haphazard that the SLC results can not be trusted, they say.[3]

Board First[4][edit]

Year (in B.S)--Board First

1990 - Himal Shrestha

1991 - Namgyal Hang Lama

1992 – Yadunath Khanal

1993 – Shyam Krishna Goutam

1994 – Chandra Dev Ojha

1995 – Tritha Prasad Pradhan

1996 – Bharat Bahadur Pradhan

1997 – Bhuvan Lal Pradhan

1998 – Runulal Singh Suwal

1999 – Tritha Bahadur Pradhan

2000 – Gyan Mani Acharya Dixit

2001 – Vishnu Prasad Dhital

2002 – Ranjanraj Sharma Khanal

2003 – Upendra Man Malla

2004 – Bhavani Shankar Rajvanshi

2005 – Damodar Funyal

2006 – Shaed Mohan Shah

2007 – Nanda Krishna Agrawal

2008 – Mahavir Prasad Agrawal

2009 – Babu Lal Agrawal

2010 – Pushottam Narayan Shrestha

2011 – Padma Lal Shrestha

2012 – Ram Babu Sharma

2013 – Anandman Singh Amatya

2014 – Divyaratna Shakya

2015 – Prakash Chandra Joshi

2016 – Shiva Prasad Adhikari

2017 – Ramesh Sharma Bhatta

2018 – Prachanda Jung Shah

2019 – Rameshananda Vaidya

2020 – Deepak Bajracharya

2021 – Bhesh Raj Kandel

2022 – Narendra Nath Sharma

2023 – Prakash Manandhar

2024 – Dambar Bahadur Nepali

2025 – Bhakta Bahadur Ale

2026 – Baburam Bhattarai

2027 – Aangrita Sherpa

2028 – Drona Prakash Rasali[5]

2029 – Rajendra Kumar Kabra

2030 – Pramod Raj Pokharel

2031 – Kishore Thapa

2032 – Ram Chandra Sharma

2033 – Balram Pandey

2034 – Anil Bahadur Manandhar

2035 – Vijaya Krishna Shrestha

2036 – Uttam Krishna Shrestha

2037 – Dwarika Prasad Shrestha

2038 – Achyut Babu Tiwari

2039 – Luna Bhatta

2040 – Nisha Dhaubhadel

2041 – Shambhu Sharan Shah

2042 – Rajan Lal Pradhan

2043 – Deep Kumar Singh

2044 – Pramod Acharya

2045 – Rajan Sharma

2046 – Nripesh Pradhan

2047 – Maanav Bhattarai

2048 – Pravin Dev Pathak

2049 – Prakash Thapaliya

2050 – Garima Rana

2051 – Pankaj Adhikari

2052 – Aayam Lamichhane

2053 – Vishwo Bandhu Bagaale

2054 – Madan Kumar Badal

2055 – Birendra Ghimire

2056 – Sumnima Singh

2057 – Swochhanda Sanmen

2058 – Suyog Bhandari

2059 – Vishal Gyawali

2060 – Bishal Khanal

2061 – Samir Shrestha

2062 - Sakar Batajoo

2063 - Narash Lamsal

2064 - Mahan as Gurung

The Board First is decided on who has got the highest marks in the SLC.


  1. ^ "What does seestand for?". Acronym finder. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "School Leaving Certificate Exam starts in Nepal". Xinhua. 27 March 2006. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ SLC syndrome and the impacts of results
  4. ^ "SLC Board Firsts, historical record from 1991 to 2072 BS". Nepali Movies, Nepali Films. Retrieved 2016-04-05. 
  5. ^ Staff - Gorkhapatra (11 May 1972). "Headline news: SLC Results Out, Drona Prakash from Padmoday High School Declared Board First". Gorkhapatra, the State-owned oldest national Daily Nepali Newspaper, Kathmandu, Nepal. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

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