Unlike earlier days when Class X results led to sleepless nights for students,the Central Board of Secondary Educations (CBSE) decision to introduce grades per subject and cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in 2010 has been a boon for students. That showed on Thursday when the results of the CBSE All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) were declared,with many students bagging the perfect CGPA 10.
Thursdays results are historic for the board as the CBSE,for the first time,allowed students to choose between exams conducted by the board or their respective school.
This year the pass percentage for the CBSE Panchkula region comprised of Punjab,Haryana,Himachal,Chandigarh ,Jammu and others increased to 99.45 per cent from 98.08 per cent in 2011-12.
Talking to Ludhiana Newsline,R J Khanderoa,CBSE regional officer,Panchkula,said: The passing percentage has increased which is a good sign.
Girls performed slightly better than boys with a 99.63 passing percentage as compared to 99.30 per cent of the boys passing the Class X exams.
In Ludhiana city,Green Land Senior Secondary Public School on the Jalandhar Bypass and Sacred Heart Convent School in Sarabha Nagar have the most number of students with a perfect score of CGPA 10. While 160 out of 517 students got the CGPA 10 in Green Land School,52 of 78 students achieved the feat at Sacred Heart Convent.
Around 73 out of 360 got the CGPA 10 at Kundan Vidya Mandir,Civil Lines; 49 out of 241 at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School,BRS Nagar,and 44 out of 71 students got CGPA 10 at Green Land Convent School in Dugri.
Both the DAV schools in the city had encouraging results with 25 per cent of their students getting the perfect CGPA 10. At DAV Public School,BRS Nagar,74 out of 295 students achieved the feat while
73 out of 292 students did the same at DAV Public School,Pakhowal road.
Around 52 students from a total 300 achieved the perfect score at Guru Nanak Public School and so did 42 students at BCM Arya Model Shastri Nagar,42 out of 401 from BCM,Chandigarh Road,and 36 out of 256 from Bhartiya Vidya Mandir,Kitchlu Nagar.
Further,27 students from Ryan International,22 students each from Spring Dale Public School and Guru Nanak International,7 from Tagore Public School and 4 from GRD Academy also secured the CGPA 10.
It was,however,heart-breaking for students who missed the CGPA 10 by just a point or two. Aakriti,who got 9.8 CGPA said: Had the margin been bigger,it was another case but missing top rank by just 0.2 per cent is really disappointing.
Father school clerk,son topper
It was a proud moment for the parents of Aman Sharma,a student of Kundan Vidya Mandir who got CGPA 9.6 in his Class X exams. His father Ravi Sharma works as a clerk in the same school while mother Parveen is a homemaker. I am grateful to my school and especially Principal maam who provided all books and exempted me from the tuition fee which made it easier for me and my parents, Aman said. He has decided to opt for the non-medical stream as he wants to be a software engineer. I dont want my son to be clerk and with the schools support I am sure he wont be, his beaming father said.