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Mumbai schools await details of CBSE marks

Mumbai city news: On Friday, CBSE announced that it would send the affiliated schools the grades and marks after the results were declared online

mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2017 14:54 IST
Puja Pednekar & Musab Qazi
Students celebrate at Mulund.
Students celebrate at Mulund. (Praful Gangurde)

After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results were declared at 1pm on Saturday, students across India got busy celebrating their success. But those in Mumbai could not join in immediately.

Why? Schools in Maharashtra, including those in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, had not receive details of the students’ marks at the time of going to press. The students, however, received their grades.

On Friday, CBSE announced that it would send the affiliated schools the grades and marks after the results were declared online.

Schools in Thane and Navi Mumbai received the details of their students’ scores on time but those in Mumbai are yet to get them.

“This is the first time that we have faced such a problem,” said Malika Subramaniam, principal of Navy Children School in Colaba. “We can only view the grades of how much they have scored in each subject,” she said. Forty of the school’s 174 students secured a CGPA of 10.

The board converts marks to grades. The final score is a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of all the subjects. In this system, a 10 CGPA is the highest possible score. It means that child has scored in the range of 90% to 100%.

“We know that our students have done well because 92 of them received CGPS of 10,” said Avnita Bir, principal of RN Podar School in Santacruz. “But we don’t know who topped the school so we can’t really start the celebrations,” she said. This year, 242 students from the school took the CBSE exam.

Students HT spoke to were confused as well. They need to know their scores for Class 11 admissions to Maharashtra state board colleges. “My friends in other schools know their percentages. I have only my grades so I don’t know whether I should celebrate or not,” said Sushen Nare, a student of Rajhans Vidyalaya in Andheri.

Meanwhile, revelry was in full swing among students in Navi Mumbai and Thane. “I wasn’t expecting to score 99.4%. I didn’t do anything extraordinary to prepare for the exams,” said Aayush Shah from Sheth Karamshi Kanji English School in Mulund.