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High CBSE scores may affect Maharashtra board students

Mumbai city news: The students moving from CBSE and ICSE are likely to increase cut-off marks in some of the coveted colleges in the city.

mumbai Updated: Jun 04, 2017 02:01 IST
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Students celebrate after their CBSE results were declared.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

The Class 10 results of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) may make it more difficult for state board students to secure admission to the
most sought-after colleges in the city.

While the pass percentage of CBSE examination has gone down a few notches, Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, performed better than many other regions.

It recorded pass percentage of 99.62%, more than the national 90.95%.

Class 10 CBSE students in Mumbai outshone their counterparts this year with Apeejay School in Nerul’s Mridula Subramanyam securing 99.6% and toppling the highest score of 99.2% in ICSE exams.

Across schools, students’ performance improved with a huge spike in the number of students who got more than 90%.

Many of the students in Mumbai bagged 10 out of 10 cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) which are grades given to the average marks scored by the students.

A CGPA 10 means that the student has scored between 90% and 100%.

The trend is similar to ICSE, which also saw more high scorers this year.

At RN Podar, Santacruz, 70% students scored above 90% while only compared to 46% of them had touched the mark last year. “Papers were more balanced this year and students were happy with all the subjects,” said Suman Samarth, headmistress of the school.

At New Horizon Public School in Airoli, 117 students out of 364 bagged perfect 10 CGPA (scoring above 90%). This number stood at 90 last year.

Many of these high scorers are planning to move to state board junior colleges, as they find it more convenient to prepare for various entrance examinations.

“I am planning to join an integrated course and focus more on Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The Class 12 marks are not considered for these examinations,” said Aryan Khurana, a student from Delhi
Public School, Nerul, who scored 99%.

The students moving from CBSE and ICSE are likely to increase cut-off marks in some of the coveted colleges in the city. “Irrespective of pass percentages of various boards, more CBSE and ICSE students score above 90% than those of the state board,” said Suhas Pednekar, principal of Ruia College in Matunga.

However, some believe that the variation in the results won’t affect first year junior college admissions.

“Last year, around 10,000 students from the state board fell into that bracket. The ICSE and CBSE students form only 5-10% of the total students seeking admission in FYJC. There are plenty of seats available for them,” said Ramesh Deshpande, a teacher from Bhavans College in Andheri.

First Published: Jun 04, 2017 01:41 IST