Delhi government schools have outperformed private schools in the Class XII CBSE exams this year and have shown a marked improvement in their pass percentage.
According to data provided by the Directorate of Education (DoE), pass percentage in government schools increased from 88.11 per cent in 2015 to 88.91 per cent in 2016. The pass percentage of private schools decreased to 86.67 per cent.
“Last year, the pass percentage of government schools was 88 per cent while it was 92 per cent for private schools.
This year, government schools have performed better,” said Sunita Kaushik, additional director, DoE.
The Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas (RPVVs) registered a pass percentage of 99.62 per cent — one of the best pass percentages for a government school system in the country.
According to government data, 130 schools achieved 100 per cent result against 103 last year.
Scoring 97 per cent, Kirti Dua from RPVV-Civil Lines and Aman Kumar Karn RPVV-Shalimar Bagh were declared the government school toppers. While Kirti is a science student, Karna is from the commerce stream.
Securing 95.8 per cent marks, Dimpi Vashisht from Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Model Town, topped the humanities stream. She secured 95 each in English and Hindi, 98 in History and Hindi music, and 93 in Geography.
Speaking about her result, Dimpi said it was “smart studying” that got her good marks. “I don’t believe in studying for eight hours before an exam. I studied smartly from the beginning and I knew I would ace the exam,” she told The Indian Express. She now wants to get admission into Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce.
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In the vocational studies stream, Parul from Rao Tula Ram Govt Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, topped with 96.8 per cent.
Parul said her main focus now is the civil services exam. “I want to do Political Science (Honours) from Kirori Mal College and then get into the civil services,” she said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister, called the toppers and congratulated them on their performance.
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