B'lore CBSE class X students flourish with top grades

ON CLOUD NINE: Students of Venkat International Public School celebrate their success, after the CBSE X standard results were announced in Bangalore on Tuesday. DH Photo

Now, it is the turn of Class 10 students from CBSE to celebrate, as results of the board examination were released on Tuesday. This year, the grading system has proved to be an advantage for many schools as the number of top rankers has increased to a great extent.

Schools with large number of top ranks include National Public School, Rajajinagar and Kendriya Vidyalaya, C V Raman Nagar, with a total of 34 top rank holders each, followed by Delhi Public School (South) with 30 students and National Public School, HSR Layout, with 20.

A proud Principal of Delhi Public School (South) Usha Shankar Ram says: “Every year the performance of our students has been improving. We are extremely happy with the results and proud of our students and staff members.” She also mentions that 168 out of the 230 of her students who appeared for the boards, made it to the distinction list.

Talking about the grading system, Vice-Principal of National Public School Koramangala Lakshmi Rao says “Our children have done well and their performance has been consistent. The new system of grading has brought relief to the students and there is less pressure on them.”

Interestingly, some students have criticised on the new system. Shobhika Pathak, a high achiever, said: “The grading system has a negative impact because whether it is 91 per cent or 100, everyone gets the same grade.”

A top rankers such as Aaphira Sethumadhavan says: “I don’t think I could be any happier. I’m planning to take up science.” Shankabrata Nag, another toppers, says that he wants to write the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exam after Class X and become a software engineer. He also adds: “The grading system is much easier to cope with.” Another topper Akriti Kulshrestha, a student of Army Public School, was in a jubilant mood after knowing her results and aspires to pursue software engineering in future.

While most students prefer science or commerce, one student wishes to pursue the integrated humanities course from IIT, Chennai, and later step into politics. Megha Harish, with this different perspective says: “Today’s Indian political system requires people who desire to work for the betterment of the country and its people, as opposed to minting money.”

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