Perfect 100. That’s a score that most students aim for in Mathematics. However, unlike last year when 707 students across the country had managed to achieve the score, only 160 managed to get full marks this year in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 exams.
Of these, only 53 students in Delhi have scored 100 in Mathematics.
The Board, however, said the figures do not reflect the overall performance of the students.
“These scores do not say much. A student scoring 99 is as good as 100 and this year 749 students fall in that category. One should not compare performances of two years in terms of absolute score because the papers are set differently each year,” said Vineet Joshi, chairman CBSE.
Students who managed to score a perfect 100 said that though some questions were a little ‘tricky’, overall the paper was quite easy.
“Some of the six marks questions were a little tough but I managed to crack those too,” said Ashisha Chakraborty, a student of Summerfields School, Kailash Colony who scored the maximum in Maths this year.
Among others who scored the full marks in Mathematics are Sneha Aggarwal, a student of Rukmini Devi Memorial School, Pitampura and Vaishali Garga of DPS, R.K. Puram who are two of the three toppers in Delhi with a score of 97.2 per cent.
Some of the other subjects in which the students scored the maximum marks are Geography, Economics, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Accountancy and English Core.