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CBSE Class 10 results declared, how did Mumbai fare last year?

Mumbai city news: This will be the last batch of CBSE students to appear for the school-based exam

education Updated: Jun 03, 2017 13:08 IST
Puja Pednekar
The average pass percentage in Maharashtra increased from 99. 46% in 2015 to 99.68% in 2016 from 99. 46% in 2015.
The average pass percentage in Maharashtra increased from 99. 46% in 2015 to 99.68% in 2016 from 99. 46% in 2015.(HT File Photo)

The wait is over for 16 lakh students who were awaiting the results of the make-or-break Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams. Here’s a glimpse at how Maharashtra fared last year and what to expect this year:

Success rate inched closer to 100%

More students are expected to clear the exams this year. Last year, Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, stood sixth nationally. The average pass percentage in Maharashtra increased from 99. 46% in 2015 to 99.68% in 2016 from 99. 46% in 2015. The pass percentage in Chennai rose to 99.69%, up from last year’s 99.03%.

This year, the number is expected to rise further.

Why were the results so good?

Schools had the power to allot nearly 70% marks as the problem solving assessment (PSA) component was replaced by formative assessment — institutes conducted quizzes, tests and debates. The number of students scoring more than 90% doubled and tripled in city schools last year. The same factors will be in play this year, so scores might soar this time too.

More Mumbai students scored in 90s

Ashmita Jain, from St Joseph’s Panvel, was the highest in Mumbai with 99.6%. Close on her heels was Saish Shetty bagging 99.4% from New Horizons School, Airoli and Radhika Joshi from Sheth Karamshi Kanji English School Mulund. Several students scored in 80s as well, raising schools’ average overall performance.

Perfect 10 CGPA all around

Although the national success rate dipped slightly to 96.21% from 97.32%, the number of students scoring 10 CGPAs soared to 1.68 lakh from 94, 474 students in 2015. Subjects such as social studies, maths, Sanskrit and Hindi boosted scores, with several students scoring full marks in them.

Bye bye to school-based exams:

This will be the last batch of CBSE students to appear for the school-based exam, which was started by the board to relieve students’ stress. The board gave students a choice to appear for either board exams or school exams. School exams were considered less stressful. However, the ministry of human resource development decided to make board exams compulsory for all students from this year.

Where can you check the results this year?

Students can access their results through following websites: www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in. The board will email schools their students’ results.