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CBSE surprises city students, declares results without notice

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 10 results for the Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, late on Monday evening.

mumbai Updated: May 22, 2012 01:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 10 results for the Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, late on Monday evening.

Several city school principals were taken by surprise with the sudden declaration of results as they say the board usually announces the date of results a day before declaring them.

CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi claimed that there was no secrecy in declaring the results. “It is a good move that the results were declared suddenly. Students are always anxious and apprehensive with the declaration of results,” said Joshi.

The results of both the school-based exam and the board exam were declared on Monday. Schools were unable to compile and analyse the results on Monday owing to the late announcement. “I checked the board website at 10am on Monday but did not see any sign of the result date. At 8pm, when we logged on to the website, we found that the results had been declared. We hope that the board does not repeat this with the Class 12 results,” said Indu Mathur, principal, Apeejay High School, Kharghar.

“There was no news about the results and suddenly we saw a few students posting on Facebook that they had got their results. A teacher from the school intimated me that the results were declared,” said Deepshikha Shrivastava, principal, Rajhans Vidyalaya in Andheri.

Some principals said the sudden declaration of results helped reduce students’ anxiety. “There was no hype and results were no longer a big deal,” said Avnita Bir, principal, RN Podar School, Santacruz.

Number of students with perfect 10 score increases

HT Correspondent
Mumbai: With a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9.8 in his CBSE Class 10 board exam, Abhinav Kumar, 15, has reason to be happy. But the student of RN Podar School, Santacruz, is not satisfied. “I could have done better and scored a perfect 10. One subject let me down,” he said.

The sentiment is perhaps because 62 of his 180 classmates got a perfect CGPA of 10, up from 44 students last year.

A CGPA of 10 means that a student has scored between 90% and 100%. This is the third year that the CBSE has issued grades for each subject that add up to a CGPA instead of marks. Also, this is the second year that students had the option of appearing for either a school or a board exam.

At Apeejay School in Kharghar, 44 students scored a perfect 10 CGPA. At Apeejay School in Nerul, more than 75 had scored a CGPA of 10, while at Rajhans Vidyalaya in Andheri, the lowest score was a CGPA of 7. “The results have been fairly good,” said Vineet Joshi, chairperson of the board. The remaining results will be announced later this week.

At some schools, principals had still not checked the results because they were announced late on Monday night.

First Published: May 22, 2012 01:23 IST