Day of reckoning turns into joy for most City schools

X, XII results: State stands fourth in CBSE in Chennai region
Last Updated : 19 May 2010, 19:23 IST
Last Updated : 19 May 2010, 19:23 IST

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By afternoon, it was clear that the schools in Karnataka had secured a pass percentage of 92.05 in the Class XII examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a feat that earned the State only the fourth position in the Chennai region.

A quick gender comparison among the students left no surprises. The girls had a pass percentage of 97.52, marginally better than the boys with 96.69 per cent.

In all, as many as 56,697 students had appeared for the CBSE Class XII exams. Of them, a total of 56,245 students cleared the examination in the Chennai region. The overall pass percent in the Chennai region is 92.17. Of the 30,867 boys who appeared for the Class XII examinations 28,044 cleared the exams.

Among the 25,378 girls, as many as 23,790 cleared the examinations. While Karnataka stood fourth in the region, Goa topped with 98.23 pass percent, followed by Pondicherry with 97.63 per cent and Tamil Nadu with 97.11 pass percent.

Some the central schools such as Kendriya Vidyalaya Hebbal, KV DRDO, KV NAL, Air Force School Murugeshpalya, secured a pass percentage more than 90 per cent. While schools such as Army Public Schools, HAL Public School, Delhi Public School, North and Delhi Public School South, Venkat International Public School, CMR NPS, Rashtriya Military School secured 100 per cent pass percentage.

ISC / ICSE Results

The ISC and ICSE results too were announced on Wednesday, with most city schools faring well. Based on the preliminary information available, some of the top city schools such as Bishop Cotton Girls and Boys schools, Clarence High School, St Joseph’s European High School, secured 100 percent pass percent in both the ISC and ICSE examinations conducted by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).

The CISCE, this year, had introduced the Centralised Evaluation System (CES), ensuring stringent methods of correction of both ISC and ICSE answer scripts. Col John Ellis, Principal, Bishop Cotton Boys School, said that the overall pass percentage in the city schools had dipped from overall 97 to 95 pass percentage. The principal added that the feedback on the success of the CES will be assessed and continued in the forthcoming examinations.

CET 2010 results

With the announcement of the Class XII and ISC 12th standard results by the CBSE and CISCE, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has now geared up to declare the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2010 ranklist. A crucial meeting regarding the announcement of CET results will be held between the KEA and Higher Education Department.

It may be recalled that in the past two years, the KEA had allotted a duration of two to three days for the CBSE and CISCE to send the provisional mark list of the students who had appeared for Class XII and 12th Standard exams. On receiving the mark list, the KEA had appropriately announced the CET ranklist.

A KEA official said that as followed in the past years, this year too, time would be allotted for receiving the provisional mark list of students who had appeared for CET 2010. The official also said that compilation of marks of a few thousand students from CBSE and CISCE would just take about two days.

Earlier the KEA had announced that the CET results would be declared on May 25. The counselling for the CET 2010 too has been scheduled to begin from June 2, 2010.

Ankit G S
St Joseph’s Boys High School

»Ankit G S of St Joseph’s Boys High School scored 96.16 per cent in the science stream in ISC and aims to study Aerospace Engineering at IIT. Solving previous year’s question paper helped him secure more marks than he expected. “Though I got 100 in Mathematics, Computer Application was the toughest for me,” he said. 

Rohan Mehta, also from Joseph’s, secured 92.80 per cent in the Commerce stream and is headed for the US for further studies. Repeated revisions was the secret of his achievement.

Calvin John Pinto
St Joseph’s Boys High School

»Calvin John Pinto, from Joseph’s, wants to study BCom and become an entrepreneur. He secured 96.16 per cent although his preparation began just a month before his pre-board exams. With 100 in Accountancy, Pinto found Economics paper the toughest.
Padmavathi Krishnamurthy, a science student from Bishop Cotton’s Girls School, topped her school by securing 95 per cent in ISC examination.

“I love computers and surfing the net; computer science is my pick,” she said.
An active Twitterer and Facebook member, Padmavathi also follows cricket and tennis.
She attributes her success mainly to the encouragement received from her teachers Raji Krishna and Dr Joseph.

For Gautham Venugopal of Baldwin Boys High School,   Hindi is the toughest as he is a South Indian.

“I expected to score 80 in Hindi and got 88 marks instead,” said an exuberant Gautham. Armed with 92.71 per cent overall percentage, his aim is a career in Electronics.

Shashank Nitun Pil
Sri Kumaran’s School

»Shashank Nitun Pil of Sri Kumaran’s, dreams different. Having secured 95.57 per cent, he wants to do something for his country and has no craze for professional courses.
“My field is research. Though I wish to study abroad, I will come back and work for my country,” Shashank adds. His study method was to muster the day’s chapter. He does not believe in slogging for hours with his books.

Rahul C Choudary
Baldwin Boys High School

»An avid quiz enthusiast, he is also mastering the piano through the Royal School of Music, London. And now, Rahul C Choudary has topped Bishop Cotton Boy's School by scoring 95.57 per cent in ICSE exams.

He says he dedicated five hours a day for studies from December.

"Our school makes us go through the syllabus so many times that it becomes very easy for us to write the exams," he said.

Rahul did expect to cross 90 per cent, but topping the school was a pleasant surprise. “History is my favourite subject. But I didn't score as well as I thought,” rued Rahul.

Amogh G Koundinya
Sri Vani Public School

»Amogh G Koundinya of Sri Vani Public School, who secured 94.5 per cent, always found languages tough. But the results came as a surprise as he secured good marks in Kannada and English.

Amogh has already enrolled for IIT coaching classes and wants to pursue Electronics. “Making copious notes in the classroom helped me more than reading from textbooks,” he said.

Mariam Shariff
St Francis Xavier Girls High School

»Head girl Mariam Shariff of St Francis Xavier Girls High School was advised by her teachers to shed the responsibility and concentrate on her studies. But, today she is elated that she has secured 95 per cent in her ICSE examination despite her onerous responsibility.

“My teachers would always tell me that I will not be able to concentrate on my studies as a head girl. But I took it as a challenge and secured good marks,” said Mariam.

She added that Computer Application was her toughest subject and yet she managed to secure the highest marks (99) in that subject.

She wants to be a doctor in the footsteps of her father, who runs a nursing home in the City.

Published 19 May 2010, 19:23 IST

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