Somerville School declared its Class X results on Saturday after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) rectified the marks its students scored in English.
Principal M N Arul Raj told HT, “I appreciate the CBSE officers who immediately rectified the mistake and sent us the amended marks. On Friday, the students were traumatised to see their English marks.”
“English is our strong point. We were told by the Board that due to a clerical error, our marks had been exchanged with that of some other school.”
“Anmol Bansal topped the school with 96.6 per cent. Arushi Mishra with 96.2 per cent was second and Shreya Srivastava with 96 per cent was third,” Raj added. The students were jubilant.
Sonika Chauhan, a student, said, “On Friday I could not eat properly as I kept thinking about scoring 36 marks in English. But on Saturday, I was thrilled to find that I had scored 90 per cent.”
Vaibhav Shourie, another student, said, “Seeing the 33 per cent in English on Friday shocked and depressed me as it affected my overall percentage. But in the amended list, I have scored 93 per cent.”
Sawan Kumar Singh, another student, said, “Instead of 45, in the new list I got 72 marks. It makes a lot of difference.”
The amended list shows that Shreya Srivastava, who had scored 25 in the old list got 91 in the amended list. Vidushi Singh scored 89 instead of 46, Justus Alexander 86 instead of 44, Priya Khatri 91 instead of 37 and Sidharth Sharma 92 instead of 48. Likewise, Aditya Kanwar scored 80 instead of 23 while Priyam Avasthy scored 78 instead of 6. Other students too scored better marks in English in the amended list.
On Friday, according to the marks declared by the CBSE, around 80 students had scored marks in English in the range of 6 to 45, though they had scored between 80 to 98 per cent in other subjects.
In the amended list, except for one who scored 49, the rest scored above 60 per cent. Around 95 per cent scored more than 70 per cent in English.