Delhi records lowest pass percentage in CBSE Class X

Delhi records lowest pass percentage in CBSE Class X

Delhi saw the second lowest pass percentage among 10 regions in the country where the Central Board of Secondary Education held its Class X board examinations.

While the countrywide overall pass percentage is 96.21 %, Delhi registered a pass percentage of 91.76 %. The CBSE Class X results were announced on Saturday.

 Over 1.47 lakh boys and 1.37 lakh girls from 2,201 schools in Delhi took the Class X board exams this year. With a pass percentage of 92.57 %, girls did better than boys in the exams conducted at 686 centres here. Boys managed a pass percentage of 91 %.

As per the CBSE’s region-wise data, Thiruvananthapuram was ahead of other regions with a pass percentage of 99.87 %, whereas Guwahati was at the bottom of the list with 83.79 % of students passing the exams.  

A total of 14,91,293 candidates were registered for Class X examination nationwide, an increase of about 8.5% candidates over last year. In Delhi, physically disabled students pulled off a pass percentage of 90.44%, according to the CBSE.

Out of the 1,058 registered students with disability in the city, 454 were dyslexic, 311 were orthopedically impaired, 121 were visually impaired, 141 were hearing impaired, 16 were autistic and 13 were spastic. The Central government schools in Delhi fared better than private and state government-funded institutions, as per the results.

The national capital has no dearth of students with perfect grades. Nineteen students scored a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) in Ashok Vihar’s Montfort School, Principal Monachan K K told DH. One of the students from Montfort had topped the Class XII Senior School Certificate Examination 2016 nationally, scoring 497 out of 500.

Delhi government-run Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Surajmal Vihar, has as many as 10 students with 10 CGPA.

Mukund Trivedi of Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram, who scored the perfect grade, attributes his success to self-belief. “Self-belief comes from family support,” said Mukund. 

He said there is a lot of “social pressure” on students to score high grades. Apart from studies, Mukund dabbles in painting, music and yoga. 

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