Even as the Class X results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), declared Saturday, saw a more than one per cent dip in pass percentage as compared to last year, the pass percentage for the Chennai region — under which Maharashtra and Mumbai fall — was at a good 99.6 per cent.
St Joseph’s High School, New Panvel, recorded a good score, wherein, of the total of 248 students who had appeared for the exam, 70 scored 10 CGPA and 72 students scored 9 CGPA.
Ashmita Jain, the topper from St Joseph’s, who has scored 99.6 per cent, said, “I used to study for at least seven-eight hours a day. With positive cooperation from teachers and parents, I was able to achieve this feat. I would like to study medicine after two years.”
Ryan International School, Kandivali, also recorded a 100 per cent pass percentage.
From the school, 128 students had appeared for the exam. Aakarsh Pathak from the school secured a 10 CGPA, inspite of being ill while taking the exams.
“I was suffering from chicken pox during the exams and would have to sit in a separate room from others to appear for the test. Though I faced difficulty during writing, I feel elated that I sat for all the exams and have performed well. Though I have not specifically planned for anything yet, I plan to study engineering ahead,” said Aakarsh.
For the parents of Unnat Dave, it was a moment to rejoice. Suffering from cerebral palsy, it was difficult for him to even secure admission in any school.
“I look back at the time when most of the schools refused to admit him in schools. We feel proud in seeing our child successfully complete all his grades without any repeat,” his mother said. Planning to switch to HSC board, Unnat now wants to pursue engineering ahead.
“I want to take admission to such a college where I can study and also dedicate my time to doing physiotherapy.”
Rajhans School in Andheri also saw a healthy pass percentage.
Of the 126 students who appeared for the exam, 45 students scored a 10 CGPA.
Asad Ukani, who scored 97.6 per cent, said he was ill and it was a balancing act between health and studies for him.
“One must be focussed on what they want in life. You really need to be dedicated and work hard towards it. Also, keeping the right balance is necessary. In future, I would like to pursue astro-physics.”
The schools, meanwhile, faced a tough time in accessing the results online due to a heavy traffic. For over two hours, the site was jammed and parents, teachers ended up pacifying the panicked students.
In total, 14,91,293 candidates had registered for Class X examination this year.
This amounts to an increase of about 8.5 per cent candidates over that of last year.
Keeping with the trend that has been seen over the years, girls outshone boys across the country this year as well. The pass percentage for girls was recorded at 96.36 per cent while it was 96.11 per cent for boys. The results also saw a pass percentage of 95.16 per cent for the differently-able children.
The overall pass percentage of Thiruvanathapuram region was the highest with a score of 99.87 per cent.