Although the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its Class 10 results on Wednesday at 2pm, its website crashed soon after, leaving students fretting.
Schools said they were able to access the results only after three to four hours. Even then, the website was functioning at a snail’s pace, principals complained.
“It took me three hours to download my results. I was so worried the entire time that I could think of nothing else,” said Omkar Joshi, a student of Arya Gurukul, Kalyan, who secured a 10 CGPA.
Some schools ended up checking their students’ results by entering their roll numbers individually, a tedious process, with hundreds of candidates taking the exam from each school.
“We had no choice but to find out results individually, as we were not able to access the consolidated ones,” said Avnita Bir, principal, RN Podar, School, Santacruz.
Staff members had to stay in schools late to view the results. “We faced a lot of trouble in accessing the results,” said Suruchi Kataria, principal of DAV Public School, Airoli. “I had to wait in the school till 6.30pm.”
Principals said this was the first time the website could not be accessed for such a long time. “Earlier, the results for different regions were declared keeping a gap of 10-15 minutes, which made it easy for everyone to access them,” said V Srinivas, principal, Atomic Energy Central School No.1, Anushakti Nagar. “But now, since the results for all regions were declared together, it may have increased the traffic on the site.”
This year, the CBSE had also kept schools guessing about the date of the results. While they were announced on May 19 last year, this time, there was a delay of more than a week without any explanation from the board.