Success rate of students dipped marginally in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Secondary School (Class 10) examinations, results of which were declared on Thursday.
While the pass percentage across the country dropped to 97.32% from 98.87% last year, it dropped marginally to 99.03% from 99.68% last year in the Chennai region, which includes Mumbai. This year too girls fared better than boys, with a pass rate of 97.82%, compared to the boys' 96.98%.
More than 94,000 students scored a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10, which is equivalent to more than 90%. Of this, 15,471 students from Chennai region achieved this score. Chandigarh region fared the best with highest number of students, a total of 15,479 scoring perfect ten.
While Thiruvananthapuram region secured the highest success rate at 99.77%, Jharkhand-Bihar region registered a pass percentage of 98.10%.
Delhi region, the largest in CBSE in terms of number of candidates, continued to witness a decline in overall pass percentage this year, with 96.29% emerging successful this year. Last year, the pass percentage was 98.31% while in 2013 it was 98.40%.
A total of 2,65,064 candidates -- 1,36,319 boys and 1,28,745 girls -- from Delhi region qualified the examination. The region, however, was placed at 9th position among the 10 regions of CBSE in terms of overall pass percentage. Girls registered a higher overall pass percentage of 97.23% as compared to the 95.42% of boys. A total of 8,026 students scored the perfect 10 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) while 3,129 got 9.8 CGPA.
The number of students who appeared in Class X examination under Board-based system was 51,742 while 2,23,604 candidates took the examination under School-based system of evaluation. The success rate of students in the school-based system was better than those in board-based system."
The overall pass (qualifying) percentage of candidates in school-based system stood at 96.6% and that of board-based system at 94.81%. The pass percentages of institutions ranged from the highest of 97.37% in case of independent (private) schools to government schools 95.82% and government-aided schools 90.42%.
Candidates of Kendriya Vidyalays and Navodaya Vidyalayas gave their best result recording an overall pass percentage of 99.48% and 99.30%, respectively. The exams were held in 2,154 schools in Delhi region. The number of students under compartment category this year is 2,154, CBSE Controller of Exam K K Choudhury said.
In Jharkhand-Bihar region, girls performed a shade better than boys: Out of the 96,177 boys who appeared for the exams, 94,254 (98%) passed, while out of the 46,574 girls, 45,779 (98.39%) passed. As many as 142,751 students appeared for the exam in the region and 140,033 passed.
About 9,500 students appeared for the exams in Ranchi, and more than 98% of them passed, said Manohar Lal, CBSE coordinator for Jharkhand.
A neck-to-neck competition between the top notch schools in the state was seen even this year. While Delhi Public School, Ranchi, produced 38.4% 10 CGPA holders, Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Ranchi, produced 34.84% 10 CGPA holders.
“We do not have figures of the number of students who have secured 10CGPA. However, almost 100% students passed in Ranchi,” he said. “After producing the state toppers in class 12 results, we have once again proved our expertise in school education,” said Ram Singh, principal, DPS Ranchi.
Over 13 lakh students had appeared for the exam conducted in March. This year, the number of candidates appearing for the exam had increased by 3.37% across the country.
Though the results were declared at 2pm, schools and students were struggling to access the results. Many reported that the website was not functioning properly. Some received the results via SMS.
The results can be accessed at www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in, the board said.
For schools, the websites will provide an entire school's results. Schools can login by using their school code and email-id.
For accessing their results, students will have to enter their roll number in the links provided above. After viewing their results, students can take a print out or save a copy for further use.
The CBSE Class 10th results can also be accessed through SMS and IVRS. All that the candidates have to do is type CBSE10<space>Roll number and send an SMS to 57272. These services are available on MTNL, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone and Tata Docomo.
Students can also contact CBSE's interactive voice response system (IVRS) for a call charge of 30 paise per minute. The numbers to call are (011) 24300699 or (011) 28127030.
The original marksheets of CBSE Class 10 will be issued by the board separately.
It is also likely that the CBSE will conduct a counselling session now that the results are out. Similar sessions for the Class 12 candidates are being conducted through a Centralised Access System (CAS), where the students can call the CBSE authorities to resolve their queries or issues. The toll-free number for CAS is 1800118004.
CBSE's Class 12 results were announced on May 27. The class 10 results of Indian Secondary Certificate Examination (ICSE) were declared on May 18.
Check your results at http://resultsout.htcampus.com/
(With inputs from Saurav Roy in Ranchi, and agencies)