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CBSE results 2017: 88% of Delhi students clear 12th board exams

The much-awaited CBSE class 12 results were declared on Sunday. Delhi docked a pass percentage of over 88% which was higher than the national pass percentage of 82%.

delhi Updated: Jul 02, 2017 17:12 IST
A Mariyam Alavi
The pass percentage for the 12th board exams in Delhi this year, 86.45%, is higher than the national pass percentage of 82%.
The pass percentage for the 12th board exams in Delhi this year, 86.45%, is higher than the national pass percentage of 82%.(Saumya Khandelwal / HT Photo)

Lazy Sunday mornings went for a toss this week, as many teenagers, their parents, and sometimes even their neighbours were seen anxiously awaiting their CBSE 12 board results. In the national capital more than 88% of the students who appeared for the exams passed this year.

The pass percentage for the 12th board exams in Delhi this year, 88.37%, is higher than the national pass percentage of 82%. Delhi seems to have improved on its performance of last year when the past percentage for the capital was 87.01%.

With the all-India topper, Raksha Gopal, a student of Amity International School in Noida, scoring a 99.6%, the fears over moderation policy seems to have been quelled.

Shivangi Sharma, a student of Ryan International School in Delhi, said she was happy about the 97% that she scored this year. “Moderation seemed to have worked very well, at least for me,” she said.

However, there were a few who were not wholly satisfied with their results. “I was shocked by how low I had scored in English. I got an 85, whereas I had scored above 95 in my pre-boards,” said Moksh Kalra, from Cambridge School, Noida.

Kalra is one of the few who are not in favour of the moderation policy, which was re-introduced after the Delhi High Court intervened. “It is a harmful and unfair practice. It does not create a level playing field. It is a disincentive to hard work,” he said.

In times, when scores above 90 seem to be the norm, there were a few who managed average scores. “I am very disappointed. My papers had gone well, but I was shocked to see that I got a 70%. My parents are not talking to me. I don’t know what to do,” said a student.

(With inputs from Dhwani Kachru and Aashna Kapoor)