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Delhi’s performance dips in CBSE Class X exams

Vijetha S.N.
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Girls beat boys again this year, albeit with a lesser margin

Joy of success:Elated students of St. Thomas' School celebrating their success after declaration of the CBSE Class X results in the Capital on Thursday.- Photo: V. Sudershan
Joy of success:Elated students of St. Thomas' School celebrating their success after declaration of the CBSE Class X results in the Capital on Thursday.- Photo: V. Sudershan

The Capital’s performance has dipped sharply in this year’s Central Board of Secondary Education Class X exams with its Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas falling from the top performing institutions to the least, its government schools also falling from number one position to the third and its overall pass percentage continuing to occupy the second last position in the results which were declared here on Thursday.

Last year, Delhi was the only region in which the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas recorded a pass rate of 100 per cent, a far cry from this year’s 98.84 pass percentage and a significant underperformance in comparison with other regions: even the second last region of Guwahati scored a pass rate of 99.40 per cent. Delhi’s government schools, which had taken the pole position last year, this time managed to have a pass percentage of just 99.03, relegating them to the third spot.

Independent schools continued to perform badly and occupied the penultimate slot with a pass percentage of 99.17. The city’s Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools fared better with 99.80, the second highest in the country. Even the independent candidates with a pass rate of 12.21 per cent were better of than other regions, coming second highest.

Another second position the city achieved was in the cheating department with two cases, against one last year.

Girls beat the boys again this year, albeit with a lesser margin. While boys had a pass rate of 98.11, the girls beat them with 98.74.

The results for the Chennai region were declared on Monday. Since 2011, CBSE Class X examination is being conducted under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme with results reflected in grades.

The exams are also conducted school-wise and board-wise. A total of 621 exam centres were made available by the Board, with around 2,074 schools also serving as exam centres.

This year, 4,313 candidates in the city have been found eligible to improve their performance, a marked improvement from last year’s 7,108 candidates.

The Board-based first chance ‘Improvement of Performance’ test will commence from July 16.

Students who took the exam under the school-wise scheme will have to apply to their own schools for the verification of grades. Candidates who appeared under the Board can access the verification forms from the CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in.

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