After the debacle of their Class-9 students in summative assessment conducted recently, government schools fared poorly in CBSE Class 10 results declared on Tuesday.
According to the data compiled by UT education department, only 20 of the total 10,822 students who appeared for the Class 10 examination managed to score a perfect 10 GCPA-that is, only one in every 541 students secured the score. Last year, only 30 out of 10,551 secured a perfect score.
If this year's performance is anything to go by, there is no introspection on the part of the department to improve its performance.
Department sources said majority of the students secured an average score of 5-7 CGPA, asserting that the department has failed to initiate crucial academic reforms, despite a series of bad performances.
The department's overall pass percentage has come down from 99.87% in 2012-13 to 99.15% this year.
Moreover, the department data states that as many as 93 students would have to reappear for the exam.
As per the result of this year's poor show, no government school has been able to manage to get double digit number in securing 10 CGPA.
Poor performance in all govt schools
Both government models and non-model schools fared poorly in the examination.
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, a leading government school in the city, saw only eight out of 248 students appearing for the exams secure a perfect 10.
Others were worse: the performance of another leading government school, GMSSS-35, saw only two Class-10 students secure the score, down from the eight it saw in 2012-13.
The other four leading model schools-GMSSS-18, GMSSS-19, GMSSS-Manimajra and GMHS-36-saw two students each secure 10 CGPA, while GMSSS-37 and GMSSS-44 had only one.
Strangely, no students from popular schools in the city such as GMSSS-10, GMSSS-33, GMSSS-20, have managed to get 10 CGPA.
What schools say
While last year the government schools said that the poor performance of students in the formative assessment caused a dip in the overall grades in the final results, this year, they state that problem solving assessment, played a negative role in students' overall grades.
After the declaration of results, district education officer RK Sharma held a meeting with the principals of some of the top government schools.
Later, talking to HT, RK Sharma stated that while there were various reasons due to which no school scored a perfect ten, the negative effect of problem solving assessment cannot be ignored.
"For instance 5 students of the GMSSS-16 had secured 9.8 CGPA, while 2 students each in GMSSS-35 and GMHS-36 with 9.8 scores. Performing well in problem solving assessment would have certainly pushed them to towards a perfect score," he said.