The Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) have been keeping pace with the rise in aggregate percentages scored in class 12 CBSE exams by students of their private school counterparts.
Despite the fact that private schools have churned out state toppers, the KVs have fared much better than they did in 2010. With their overall pass percentage rising by more than 3%, from 92.07% in 2010 to 95.63% this year, the students of KVs have outshone those from other renowned private schools.
"The all-India pass percentage has risen from 92.13% to 93.38% this year, which also includes a rise in this percentage across KVs in Delhi," said Avinash Dikshit, Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
The credit goes to the rigorous curriculum. "This is fruit of our teachers' hard work, who constantly drive our students to work harder and aim higher," said Dikshit.
"We have also ensured that the teachers are recruited according to the Government's specified norms, are provided good infrastructure and match up to the required qualification standards," he added.
The students who are mostly dependents of Central government employees are provided admission without a screening test, unlike other private schools where there is a stringent screening process that which automatically reduces the competition bar for the students.
"Since there is no screening test, the students are usually not pressurised about competing with students from other schools," said Dikshit.