CBSE Class X exams results: four share top position

Students of Saraswathi Vidyalaya celebrate their victory in the CBSE 10th examination, in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: S Mahinsha

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday announced the results of Class X exams. Four students scored 499 out of 500 to top the examination. They are Prakhar Mittal from DPS, Gurugram; Rimzhim Agarwal from R.P. Public School, Bijnor; Nandini Garg from Scottish International School, Shamli; and Sreelakshmi. G from Bhavan’s Vidyalaya, Kochi. Seven students secured the second position with 498 marks while 14 students bagged the third spot with a score of 497.

Overall pass

Over 16 lakh students took the examination from 17,567 schools and the overall pass percentage was 86.70. Girls, with a pass percentage of 88.67, did better than the boys, who registered a pass percentage of 85.32. The CBSE said 1,31,493 students secured above 90% and 27,476 scored above 95%.

The Thiruvananthapuram Region had the highest pass percentage of 99.60 with Chennai and Ajmer regions following with 97.37% and 91.86% respectively. The Delhi region has a pass percentage of 78.62 and in foreign schools, the pass percentage was 98.32.

The pass percentage for differently-abled students was 92.55, with Anushka Panda of Sun City, Gurugram, and Sanya Gandhi of Uttam School, Ghaziabad, topping in the category by securing 489 marks out of 500. The CBSE said 1,31,493 students secured above 90% and 27,476 scored above 95%.

Many hiccups

The exam was held between March 5 and April 4, 2018 and the Board faced number of hiccups with question paper leaks being reported from NCR and Jharkhand. The Board, however, decided not to conduct a re-examination as it felt that a re-test would be “against the interests of students” as the Class X examinations are “essentially a gateway examination for Class IX and is largely an internal segment of the school education system.”

The Board brought back the compulsory Class X examination this year after making it optional for students in 2010.

The pianist

For Prakhar Mittal, one of the toppers, music compositions of western classical masters Mozart and Beethoven acted as stress-buster. Prakhar is also a trained pianist.

Prakhar said he kept away from social media as “these affected concentration.” A student of DPS Gurugram, Prakhar scored 499 out of 500. It was in French that he missed the perfect score by one. His other subjects were English, Social Science, Mathematics and Science.

“I tried to be consistent and studied every day for at least three hours.”

Prakhar’s father, who works with a finance firm in Gurugram, said his son studied according to a plan.

The results can be checked at

(With PTI inputs)


Our code of editorial values

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 20, 2021 9:55:47 PM |

Next Story