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Panchkula tops CBSE Class-10 charts in tricity

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 21, 2014
First Published: 08:40 IST(21/5/2014) | Last Updated: 09:37 IST(21/5/2014)

With 39.2% of its students g etting the perfect 10 in Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula topped the charts in the tricity in CBSE’s Class-10 results declared on Tuesday. Last year, the school was nowhere in the top five, and comes as a surprise. Principal Krit Sarai gave the credit to a “team effort of teachers and students”.

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Of the 166 students who appeared for the exams from Satluj Public, 65 got a CGPA 10, and even the second spot in the tricity went to Panchkula with Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, retaining its spot from last year. The Panchkula Bhavan has 75 of its 197 students securing the perfect score.

The other three spots in the top five from tricity went to Chandig arh, with St John’s High School, Sector 26, securing the third position with 29.76% students securing CGPA 10.

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh, is fourth this year, after having topped the charts last year.

From a high of 49.3% of its students securing CGPA 10 last year, the school has seen the figure go down to 29.2%. School of ficials maintained that stricter marking system besides less marks in the newly introduced ‘problemsolving assessment’ affected the perfor mance. In the fifth spot is Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, whose 29.1% got perfect 10.

Meanwhile, Delhi Public School (DPS), Sector 40, and Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, Chandigarh, which were in top five list last year, could not make their mark this time as fall in students with CGPA 10 was visible significantly in these schools. For DPS-40, the figure has gone down 33.7% to 28.6%. Car mel, which was on fourth position last year with 28.5%, has gone to 19%.

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