Chennai Region, Of Which Maha Is A Part, Boasts 99.6% Success Rate
For yet another year, the success rate of the Central Board of Secondary Education's Class X examination saw adrop--this time by as much as 5.3%. On the other hand, the number of students who scored a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10 crossed the two lakh mark--up almost 22% from last year's 1.7 lakh.
With a success rate of 99.6%, Chennai region, of which Maharashtra is a part, maintained its second position among the10 regions in spite of a marginal drop. On top of the table was Thiruvananthapuram with a success rate of 99.85%. The worst hit this year were the Guwhati and Delhi regions where the success rate dropped by 18% and 13% to 65.5% and 78.1%, respectively .
Atrend that was reversed after years was that boys outperformed girls by 0.9%; 92.5% of girls passed compared with 93.4% boys.
The leap in the number of students who scored a 10 CGPA (2,03,138 this year compared with 1,68,541in 2016) reflected in the city as well, with most schools recording better results. For instance, at R N Podar School, Santacruz, 92 out of 249 students scored the perfect 10 this year. “While last year, 45% of our students received more than 90%, this year the share has risen to 70%,“ said principal Avnita Bir. Similarly , at Navy Children's School in Colaba, 37 out of 174 students got the perfect score, up 10% from the previous year. At Army Public School, Colaba, the number rose from four to 12.
J Mohanty , principal of Delhi Public School, said the number of students who scored a 10 CGPA has been rising consistently since 2014, even as the total number of students appearing for the boards has remained the same. “In 2014, 38 of our students got 10 CGPA. The number rose to 66 and 94 in subsequent years. Though this year, we expected around 115 and 120, we got 101, which is also a considerable increase,“ he said.
At some schools, subjects like mathematics and science did not see students score a perfect 100. “We usually have several students scoring 100 in maths and science, but this time the top score in these subjects was 99. On the other hand, students scored a 100 in social sciences,“ said Kalpana Dwivedi, principal, St Joseph's High School, New Panvel. The top score at the school dropped from 99.6% last year to 98.8% this year. Jose Kurien, western regional director of DAV Group of Schools, said students in their schools had performed well in languages.
In other schools, performa nce of some students in subjects such as social sciences took a hit. “Performance in social science and science has gone down to 5 CGPA in some cases--lower than last year's 6-plus. But students have done better in English and mathematics,“ said Mohanty . The number of students scoring 90% and above from the school has gone up from 67% of the total batch last year to 70.4% this year.
With both ICSE and CBSE results recording an increase in number of top scorers, all eyes are now on SSC results which will decide the FYJC cut-offs.Top-rung colleges are expected to see a rise in cut-offs.
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