In no-exam year, CBSE Class 10 pass percentage at 99.04%, highest ever

In no-exam year, CBSE Class 10 pass percentage at 99.04%, highest ever

New Delhi: The highest pass percentage ever stood at 99.04% in the Class 10 results declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday. This is also, of course, higher than the years prior to 2018 when the Class 10 board exams were scrapped. The pass percentage closest to 2021 was 98.87% in 2014, when most schools opted for continuous and comprehensive evaluation.

As the pass percentage has increased, the number of students with scores between 90% and 95% has also seen a jump above two lakh marks, an increase of 16,604 as compared to 2020, which is around 9.6% of the total students. Is. In the 95% and above bracket, the number is 57,824, an increase of over 16,000 when the exam was conducted in 2020.


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As the examinations could not be conducted due to the second wave of COVID-19, an alternative assessment policy was adopted, which included both online and offline scores, where 40 marks for pre-board, 30 marks for mid-term/half-yearly Were. 10 marks for Unit Test and 20 marks for practical/internal assessment of the Board.

For Class 10, there was also a moderation policy. A school had to consider its performance of the last three years and choose the best performing year as a reference. Subject wise marks of individual students may be within +2/-2 of the reference year. However, the overall average marks of the school cannot exceed the marks obtained by the school in the reference year.

Because of the reference year policy, some principals felt that students might lose their chance to score high.

Divya Bhatia, Principal, Amity International School, Saket said, “The school results are very good and the average is also high, but due to historical performance I think some students could have scored higher but were restricted because of reference year. Results ”

Devashish Tiwari of Model Town’s Srijan School said, “The scores had to be restricted to the best performance of the school in the last three years. Because of this cap, the student could not score more than what he was performing in the past. Three years. However, the policy was foolproof and could not have been framed better.”

However, there are still around 16,639 students whose results are yet to be declared. According to a CBSE official, since the schools had made a mistake while uploading the data, the results were withheld. The board is yet to announce when their results will be declared.

Sticking to the trend of previous years, girls performed better than boys, but the difference was small. The pass percentage of girls was 99.24% and that of boys was 98.89%. The result of transgender category students was 100%.

In schools that come under the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Tibetan Administration, 100% students passed the exam. The pass percentage for government schools increased from 80.91% to 96.03% in 2020, and for government aided schools to 95.88% from 77.82%.

In 2020, class 10 board exams for main subjects were held before the lockdown in March, except in schools in northeast Delhi, where riots broke out last month.

Among regions, Thiruvananthapuram has maintained its top position with 99.99%, followed by Bengaluru at 99.96%. The Delhi region has a pass percentage of 98.07%, which means it was not in the top five regions, unlike the class 12 results.

Due to no exam this year, the board did not release the merit list and also announced that the students will get a combined marksheet-cum-pass certificate. Students will also not receive merit certificates for securing 100 marks in various subjects. The board had also announced that if any student wants to raise a dispute over the calculation of marks, it will soon issue detailed guidelines.


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