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Social Science no spoiler now

CHENNAI REGION continued to lead the CBSE race with the highest pass percentage (89.44) in Class X results. The results, which were declared on Saturday, saw Ajmer and Chandigarh take the second and third slots respectively. Delhi barely managed the fifth place with 68.11 per cent.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 13:59 IST

CHENNAI REGION continued to lead the CBSE race with the highest pass percentage (89.44) in Class X results. The results, which were declared on Saturday, saw Ajmer and Chandigarh take the second and third slots respectively. Delhi barely managed the fifth place with 68.11 per cent.

The overall pass percentage was, however, pegged at 77.16 per cent, (2.56 per cent better than last year's). Over 21,000 students scored 90-95 per cent and 1,600 scored 95 per cent and above. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas secured the best results.

Thirteen disabled students scored more than 90 per cent marks with Govind R. of Kollam, Kerala, topping with 95.2 per cent. The surprise this year was the performance in social science, which until now was a major spoiler for students appearing in Class X exams. This year, 96.39 per cent passed the paper, while 807 managed full marks.

The improvement is being attributed to internal assessment for the subject that was introduced for the first time this year. "The accent of the move was to assess a child's real understanding in the subject rather than check his speed," said CBSE chairperson Ashok Ganguly.

In maths, 79.8 per cent students passed the exam (1,167 scored cent per cent). "There has been a slight improvement in maths results. We expect more from next year with the math lab that we started this year. We’re also planning internal assessment in the subject from the next year," Ganguly said.


77.16
Overall pass percentage

21,000
Scored more than 90%

1,600
Scored more than 95%

1.2 lakh
Students got compartment

77.7%
Girls passed

76.77%
Boys passed

89.4%
passed in Chennai — the best results

68.11
Delhi’s pass percentage