In a stellar performance in the All India Secondary School Examination, the students of Chennai region, which comprises southern and western States, recorded a qualifying percentage of 96.18. This was the highest among all regions and they were toppers for the second consecutive year. The Chennai region was followed by Ajmer (93.51 per cent) and Panchkula (89.14 per cent).

The results of the Class X examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) were declared on Friday, with students being graded on a nine-point scale for the first time. Grade A1 stands for marks between 91 and 100; A2 (81-90); B1(71-80); B2(61-70); C1(51-60); C2(41-50); D(33-40); E1(21-32); and E2 (20 and below).

Announcing the results, N. Nagaraju, Joint Director, CBSE, Chennai region, said it was a unique system in which there were no pass, fail and compartment. “Educationists have studied that grading is a better way to evaluate students as there is no race for marks,” he said. Kerala S.S.L.C examination is probably the only other school board that accords grades.

A total of 1,16,927 candidates appeared for the examination this March, of which 1,12,465 qualified. About 4,461 students, who obtained E1 or E2 grade in one or more subjects, are placed in eligibility for improvement of performance (EIOP). They would be given five attempts to improve their grades, re-examination of which will be conducted from July 16 onwards.

Except Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, the other States and Union Territories in Chennai region have notched a qualifying percentage of above 95.

Puducherry topped with 99.50 per cent, followed by Karnataka (99.15 per cent), Kerala (99.18 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (98.98 per cent). The qualifying percentage among girls was 96.47, against 95.96 in boys.

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