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CBSE 10th result: What students across India are expecting

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the results of the Class 10 board examination on Tuesday. Here’s what students have to say

education Updated: May 28, 2018 20:02 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
CBSE 10th result: Students of Lucknow’s GD Goenka Public School interact with their principal Raveen Pande and teacher Garvita.
CBSE 10th result: Students of Lucknow’s GD Goenka Public School interact with their principal Raveen Pande and teacher Garvita. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Thousands of anxious and excited students across the country are waiting for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the results of the Class 10 board examination on Tuesday.

Students of Lucknow’s GD Goenka Public School said they have been praying for the best possible results after a stressful wait. They were also a bit nervous as the board has done away with home examination and decided to award marks instead of a cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

The board examination in Class 10 was reintroduced this year after a gap. Students said they were scared initially but the exams were fine.

“Its biggest advantage is that it gives us a headstart for Class 12 board examinations,” Jiya Serna, who wants to be a lawyer, said.

Mayuri Bhardwaal said the language papers were easy but science and maths were tough. She added that there was nothing they had not been taught in the answer papers.

“There is a lot of excitement about the percentage. This the first time CBSE students of Class 10 will be getting a percentage,” she added.

The alleged leak of the mathematics question paper of Class 10 as well the delay in the announcement of the result also added to the students’ anxiety.

“We were extremely upset as it was the last paper and we wanted to be relaxed after it but after learning about the leak the horror of a rewriting the exam loomed on us until the board made the final decision,” Vanshika Mohita said.

Stuti Asthana of St Anjani’s Public School in Rajajipuram said she did well in her maths exam but the reports about the leaking of the maths paper put her under tremendous pressure. She was deeply apprehensive that if the board conducts it again, she may not score that well.

Her mother enrolled her in painting classes and she regularly plays badminton in the evening to keep herself occupied.

Shruti Tripathi, another student of St Anjani’s, was thankful that her course for Class 11 has started and she can keep herself busy. She has taken up science with biology and said that going to school was therapeutic.

“I find my anxiety hitting the roof every night. No matter what my parents say or do, I cannot help but feel restless fearing my result. I find it difficult to sleep and keep checking FB to while away the time. I am relieved I have to go to school at 7.40am else I will be deranged,” Tripathi said.

Drishti Saxena said she knew what she had to do ahead of the results.

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“I have been repeatedly told during counselling sessions that we should aim for excellence in karma and not attach ourselves to its results. I have already moved on and am busy with my science stream studies of Class 11,” she said.

Mohd Yusuf, who lost his father to cancer earlier and grandfather last year, is fasting for Ramzan and praying for a good result as his performance was not up to the mark.

“I am on my own and my result will determine my future course of life. My mother separated from my father long back. If I pass, I will make arrangements to go and work with my other uncle in Jeddah,” Yusuf, who lives with his paternal uncle, said.

Vashu Talukdar was also honest that he did not study very sincerely but does not wish to fail.

“I have been volunteering at bada mangal bhandaras religiously. I accompany my grandmother to the temple every evening. I hope God smiles at me and gives me another chance. I have promised my parents I will work hard in Class 12 if I pass,” Talukdar said.

Students have been using the free time to de-stress themselves as some confessed they were binging on movies and food while some said they took to travelling.

“It has been very stressful for the past few months now so I giving myself some time off now. I play musical instruments to de-stress myself,” Harsh Chak, who aspires to be an engineer, said.

The scene was similar in Bihar’s capital Patna, where students said they were hoping for the best.

“I am excited about my results. My papers were good so I am expecting good marks but I am a bit nervous. People around me, friends and relatives have made the board results such a big issue that I am worried if I will be able to make it to their expectations,” Harshita Raj, a Class 10 student of St Michael’s School, said.

“I am hoping for the best. People say that this result will determine the whole future that is making me nervous. However I know that marks cannot determine my future,” Samadh Khan, a student of Vivekanand English School, said.

Anuj Dalvi, a student of DAV School in Navi Mumbai’s Nerul, said he was looking forward to the results.

“The fact that we didn’t have to sit for a re-examination was a huge relief for all of us. There is some anxiety still, but I want to get done with the results and then focus on my integrated coaching classes,” Dalvi said.

Jeremiah Sequeira, a student of another Navi Mumbai school, said her school has invited all students to check the results together.

“Since all of us are stressed about our scores, our school administration has decided to open the computer labs for us tomorrow so we don’t end up feeling stressed at the time of checking results,” Sequeira added.

Sanjh Maheshwari, a Class 10 student in Indore said, “I am excited about my result as I did well in the exam.” Another student Kshitij G Saha said, “After the announcement that the result will be declared on Tuesday, my parents have been trying to reduce the pressure on me by discussing many things.”

“I am going to celebrate my result with my friends without considering scores as we are sure that we will do well in the class 10 boards. The real pressure will build from Wednesday for Class 11,” said Aryaman Gangwar.

Shivam Ranjan, a student of Gangagurukulam School in Allahabad, said he had butterflies in his stomach after the board announced the date and the time for the results.

“I will be visiting the Kalyani Devi temple today evening as well as night. I will again perform puja at Mankameshwar temple on Tuesday morning with my parents and younger sister before the results. Rest the almighty will take care of,” he said.

Anjum Yadav, another student of Gangagurukulam School, said she has been visiting the Bade Hanuman temple every day - both during the exams as well as after they got over.

“I have faith in almighty and am confident to clear the exams with good marks. During the exams, it was a test of my hard work but not it is his test to reward me well for my sincere and hard work all through the year,” she added.

Divya of Erny Memorial Senior Secondary School, however, was relaxed.

“I prefer not to think about the outcome as I studied hard and performed well. Now results will assess my hard work,” she added.

(With Rajeev Mullick and Ayushi Mishra in Lucknow, Nandini in Patna, Shreya Bhandary in Mumbai, Shruti Tomar in Bhopal and Kenneth John in Allahabad)

First Published: May 28, 2018 20:01 IST