When 15-year-old Raseeka Subramanian scored a perfect 10 CGPA — equivalent to above 95% — in the CBSE Class 10 exams, she was not too surprised.
With the year-round testing and the Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) and Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) modules, Subramanian, a student of RN Podar School, Santacruz, said she was confident of getting a good score.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the Class 10 results on Thursday, but the board only released the cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
The board could release the marksheets online on Friday.
Maharashtra’s success rate in the Class 10 exams dipped a few notches to 99.46% this year, from last year’s 99.89%.
However, more students bagged a 10/10 CGPA. The pass rate for the country also came down to 97.32%, from 98.87% last year.
More than 13 lakh students from across India took the exams and as many as 94,474 secured the 10 CGPA. This is a sharp increase from last year’s 76,900.
In the Chennai region, which includes Maharastra, 15,471 students got the perfect 10 — much more than last year’s 12,887.
Teachers and educationists said students’ scores are improving because they have become more comfortable with the new modules of testing, now in its fourth year.
“Till last year, students found it difficult to cope with these modules, but it looks like they are used to it now,” said Jayashree Khandekar from DAV Public School, Navi Mumbai.
The drop in the success rate, however, was attributed to students not taking the board exams seriously because of the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) pattern followed by the board.
Under this pattern, students are evaluated through various assessments that are done around the year, and their performance in this contributes to their final marks.
While CBSE announced the results at 2pm, schools and students had trouble logging into the CBSE results website for five to six hours. Some schools could not access their entire school’s data because of the glitch.