Ranchi: Jharkhand Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Baijnath Ram's son and daughter have failed in their intermediate examinations for the second consecutive year, according to results declared on Friday.

The Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) released the results of the 2012 Intermediate examination on Friday. In science, arts and commerce, 48 percent, 71 percent and 66 percent students, respectively, passed the examination in the state.

Poonam and Prabhat, daughter and son of the HRD minister and studying in Ranchi's Doranda college, failed in the examination for a second successive year. They had also failed in the 2011 Intermediate examination.

Out of 500, Poonam and Prabhat respectively secured 240 and 183 marks. They failed in the English paper in which they secured only 22 and 23 marks, respectively.

The 2012 result was scheduled to be released by the minister himself. He, however, could not release the result due to ill health. JAC chairperson Lakshmi Singh released the result.

(Agencies)

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