Results day is usually bittersweet, but for many of the students who gave the class 10 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam, Saturday afternoon was a happy affair.
Examination results declared around noon saw quite a few students secure a perfect 10 CGPA, the cumulative grade point average.
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Though students said they had expected to do well enough, a 10 CGPA was unexpected.
“I have secured full 10 on 10 grade in all the subjects and it still seems unbelievable. I cannot contain my excitement and my parents are over the moon,” said Aanchal Thakur, a student of Delhi Public School, Noida.
Post 1 pm on Saturday, when the results went live on the board’s website, students were crowding computer systems to see how they fared.
According to the CBSE grading system, a full 10 is A1, 9 is A2, 8 is B1, 7 is B2 and so on. To calculate the CGPA, students need to add up the best five subjects they scored in and divide it by 5.
“Such a grading system has definitely helped boost the confidence of the students to do better in their class 12 exams. As many as 33 students out of a total of 182 have secured 10 CGPA with a grade of A1 in all subjects,” said Arun Garg, academic coordinator at Kesari Devi Bajaj Public School in Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad.
The next step for students is to decide their stream for class 11 and 12.
“I had earlier thought that I would decide my stream for class 11 and 12 according to how I fared in each subject in class 10. Though I have scored A1 in each subject, the decision has become all the more difficult now. However, I am thinking of taking up humanities as it interests me more than science and commerce,” said Ishika Singhal, a student of Sun Valley International School, Vaishali, who scored a perfect 10 CGPA.