The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) published the results of class 10 for the Chennai region on Monday. As many as 99.66% of the 1,52,086, who appeared for the board and school-based tests in the region have qualified for admission to class 11.
In the Chennai region, 97,259 took the board exam, while 54,741 opted for the school-based test this year. As many as 21,884 students, including 16,466 students, appeared for the class 10 exams in the state this year.
A Deepshika, a class 10 student of Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Senior Secondary School, who scored a perfect 10, said, "It was so unexpected. I was sitting in my coaching class when my friend told me about the results. After that I couldn't stop thinking about it and couldn't wait for my class to get over. I am so happy."
Many schools reported that several of their students had secured the highest cumulative grade point average of 10 by securing the highest grade (A1) in five subjects. While 28 students in PSBB, Nungambakkam, secured a CGPA of 10, 18 students in Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram secured a perfect 10, and seven in Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya secured the top score. L Neelakanta Pillai, principal of Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School, said, "About 10% of our students have secured a CGPA of 10 thanks to the implementation of CCE. We hope that the system will soon be extended to class 12 as well. Then, like western countries, our children too will be happy doing what they do best."
The board does not declare a student pass or fail. It allows students who have scored either A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 or D grades to continue to the next class. Students with E1 or E2 grades are declared eligible for improvement of performance.
"The students will be given a certificate of continuous and comprehensive evaluation comprising of their performance in classes 9 and 10. The performance encompasses their achievements in scholastic as well as co-scholastic areas," said regional officer of the Chennai region D T Sudharshan Rao.
Despite the CBSE making board exams optional in a bid to reduce exam-related stress, nearly 64% of the students who appeared for the test in the Chennai region opted for the board exam. Overall, more than 75% of class 10 students in CBSE schools opted for the board exam this year.
Candidates can apply for verification of marks within 21 days of the declaration of results and those who wish to apply for improvement of performance can apply before June 22 without late fee. The tentative date of this examination will be July 16.