New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday declared its first Class 10 results after the removal of continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) and term-based system.
Although the exams this year were embroiled in controversy due to the mathematics question paper leak in Delhi-NCR and Jharkhand, the HRD Ministry had decided not to conduct a re-examination in the ‘interest of students’.
It was also the first time when the new assessment scheme was introduced in which 80 marks were on the basis of the exams conducted by CBSE, while rest 20 marks were based on internal assessment done by schools.
Overall pass percentage 86.7%
Of the 16,24,682 students who took the CBSE Class 10 exams, 14,08,594 passed. With 88.67% girls and 85.32% boys passing the exams, girls again outperformed the boys by 3.35%.
Four toppers with identical marks
Four students – Prakhar Mittal (DPS, Gurgaon), Rimzhim Aggarwal (RP Public School, Bijnor), Nandini Garg (Scottish International school, Shamli) and Sreelakshmi G (Bhavan’s Vidyalaya, Cochin) – topped the exams with 499 marks out of 500
Thiruvananthapuram takes the lead again
Following the CBSE Class 12 exam results trend, Thiruvananthapuram topped the CBSE Class 10 exams too. It has the best pass percentage of 99.60%, while Chennai (97.37%) and Ajmer (91.86%) grabbed 2nd and 3rd spot, respectively.
Every 12th student got over 90% marks
According to CBSE statistics, 27,476 students have got over 95% marks, i.e. 1.7% of the total students who appeared for the exams. On the other hand, 1,31,493 students have got over 90% marks, i.e. 8.09% of the total students who appeared for the exams.
Jawahar Navodayas beat KVs, pvt schools
In terms of institutions, Kendriya Vidyalayas (95.96%) and private schools (89.49%) trailed behind Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, which topped the chart with an overall pass percentage of 97.31%.
Differently abled candidates shine through
A total of 3,760 differently abled candidates appeared for the exams this year, of which 3,480 cleared the exams taking their overall pass percentage to 92.55%. However, 21 differently abled students got over 95% marks, while 135 students received over 90% marks.