Private schools in the capital have performed better than government-run and aided schools in the CBSE Class X exam, results of which were declared Saturday. According to CBSE officials, the pass percentage of private schools is 11 per cent higher compared to government schools.
According to CBSE data, the pass percentage of private schools in Delhi (95.43 percent) is below the national average of 97.72 per cent.
Government schools in Delhi have a pass percentage of 89.13 percent, which is more than the national average of 86.61 per cent. The pass percentage of government-aided schools in Delhi stands at 83.56 per cent.
Meanwhile, 1.68 lakh students scored a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) compared to 94,474 students last year. While the number of students who scored 10 CGPA has increased significantly, the overall pass percentage has come down by a little more than one per cent. The pass percentage this year stands at 96.21 per cent, while it was 97.32 per cent last year.
Once again, girls performed better than boys in terms of pass percentage, although more boys than girls scored a 10-point CGPA. Girls outperformed boys in Delhi as well.
The pass percentage for girls is 92.57 per cent while for boys it is 91 per cent. Of the 1,68,541 students across the country who have got the perfect sore, 85,316 are boys and 83,225 are girls.
In Amity International School Noida, 278 of 414 students scored a 10-point CGPA. Sampada Sansara, manager-communications of Amity Noida, said, “We have got 100 per cent pass percentage. Our average CGPA is 9.88 and the lowest is 9.2.”
Delhi Public School R K Puram also scored a 100 per cent pass percentage with an average CGPA of 8.8. Of the 529 students who passed the exam, 27.8 per cent have got a 10-point CGPA.
Saumya Gupta, director of Directorate of Education, said the results will be analysed to see why there was a disparity between the results of Class X and Class XII in government schools.
However, the central government-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) have a better pass percentage than private schools both in Delhi and across the country.
While JNVs have a pass percentage of 98.87 overall, and 100 per cent in Delhi, KVs have a pass percentage of 98.85 nationally and 99.52 per cent in Delhi.
KVs have performed the best nationally with 13.4 per cent of their students scoring the perfect score, followed closely by private schools —13.23 per cent.
While 8.5 per cent of JNV students scored the perfect score, government schools performed poorly with only 0.63 per cent getting a 10-point CGPA.