THE LEAGUE of achievers appeared to be bursting at the seams as the CBSE declared its Class XII results on Monday. The number of students scoring above 95 per cent across the country witnessed an unprecedented spike, jumping to 2,097 from 1,202 in 2010. In the Delhi region alone, this number trebled from 288 last year to 818 students this time.
The ‘Class of 95’ has been growing over the past few years, but a 75 per cent increase left even CBSE officials at a loss for an explanation.
“I can’t think of any specific reason, but it could be because of better assessment practices we have adopted over the past few years,” CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said.
The results also registered an increase of 1.84 per cent in the overall pass percentage over last year.
On Monday, the CBSE declared its results for all regions except Patna.
The Capital improved its performance for the second time in a row with its pass percentage increasing to 85.45 from 84.97 last year. The all- India topper’s score, too, is the highest in the last three years. Dravyansha Sharma of Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad, emerged on top with 98.6 per cent.
However, those candidates who are not satisfied with their results, can apply for verification of marks within 21 days.
This year close to seven lakh students appeared for the Class XII examination across the country except Patna region. Nearly 5.66 lakh of them cleared the hurdle.
The results of Class X exams are expected later this week.
GOVT SCHOOLS SLIP
After registering a steady increase in its pass percentage for the last three years, Delhi government schools failed to sustain the trend this year as their pass percentage witnessed a drop of 1.3 per cent.
The government schools, however, retained their top spot and outperformed their counterparts in other parts of the country, with a pass percentage of 87.54. Chennai came a distant second with 74.99 per cent.
State education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely called the dip a “non issue” especially in the context of the strain encountered by teachers as they were made to carry out several other duties outside the purview of teaching. “These schools have achieved such high standards that a dip or a rise of a percent or two doesn’t really matter.
The number of students graduating from our schools has increased to 98,201 from 86,568 last year,” he said. The Rajkiya Pratibha Vidyalayas again produced the best results among government schools in the Capital, with a pass percentage of 97.92. The government school topper, Anjali, is a student of RPVV, Paschim Vihar, and has scored an aggregate of 96.2 per cent.
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