Four students score 499 out of 500

Four students score 499 out of 500

Clockwise from top: Prakhat Mittal, Sreelakshmi G., Nandini Garg and Rimzhim Aggarwal, who jointly secured the first spot in CBSE's class 10th examinations, as the results were declared by the CBSE on Tuesday. PTI

Nearly 87% of the total Class X students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools passed the compulsory board examinations, conducted after a gap of eight years.

The CBSE announced the results on Tuesday.

A total of 16,24,682 students took the examinations. Of them, 14,08,594 students were declared as passed by the board. The overall pass percentage of the students came at 86.70—which was down by over 4% if compared to the overall pass percentage of the students last year.

Students had recorded an overall pass percentage of 90.95 in the class X board examinations in 2017.

Till last year, the Class X board examinations were optional for the students. Students had a choice to either take a school-based board examinations or the examinations conducted by the CBSE.

More than half of 16,60,123 students of class X had opted for school-based examinations in 2017.

Girls outshone the boys by showing a higher pass percentage than those of the latter by 3.35% in the board examinations this year.

The pass percentage of the girls reached 88. 67 while the percentage of boys passing the examinations was pegged at 85.32.

Four students grabbed the top slot by securing the highest 499 out of total marks of 500, seven figured in the second slot with securing 498 marks and 14 third slot with scoring 497. Of these students, 12 are from Uttar Pradesh.

The board, however, did not rank these students in terms of first, second and third in the country.

Prakhar Mittal from the DPS Gurugram; Rimzhim Agarwal, RP Public School, Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh); Nandini Garg, Scottish International School, Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) and Sreelakshmi G, Bhavana’s Vidyalaya, Kochi (Kerala) topped the examinations. Each of them secured 99.8% marks.

Among the differently abled students, Anushka Panda from Suncity school, Ghaziabad, and Sanya Gandhi from Uttam School, Ghaziabad emerged as the top scorers by securing a total of 489 marks each out of 500.
They were followed by another girl Somya Deep Pradhan, student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dhanpur ,Odisha. She scored 484 out of 500 in the examination.

“A total of 1,86,067 students (11.45%) were placed in compartment this year,” CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma said.

Just 1,31,493 students out of over 16 lakh students secured 90% and above marks in the Class X board examinations held by the CBSE from March 5 to April 4.

As many as 13,746 students skipped the examinations this year.

While the overall pass percentage of the government school students remained lowest at 63.97, the students of the central government-run residential schools, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, recorded the highest pass percentage of 97.31, followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas 95.96, private schools 89.49 and government aided 73.46.


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