Pune: Once more, Pune students came out with flying colours in the Class X Board examination results declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday.
Majority of the schools in the city achieved 100 per cent results.
Interestingly, this year the number of students with special needs appearing for the board examination has increased drastically.
Four students in the country emerged toppers in the examination this year with a total of 499 out of 500 (99.8 per cent). The CBSE recorded a pass percentage of 86.70 this year, which has dropped compared to last year.
City student Prerna Tulsiani of DAV Public School in Aundh is the possible topper of the city with 99 per cent marks.
“The key to my score in the exam is constant and regular studying from day one, which helped me as against taking stress at the last moment. I am going to take admission to the science stream and would be pursuing engineering. I have already started preparing for Indian Institute of Technology (IITs),” Prerna said.
Another topper in the city, Anjali Nair of GG International School wishes to study medicine. She said, “I made a point to study for three to four hours every day and never stopped playing. I love cycling and also played badminton.”
Akar Jain, topper at Sanskriti School, who is also learning to play piano at the Trinity College, London scored 97.6 per cent. He said, “I study very regularly and never failed to do my homework. I also played piano during the whole year, and it was fun and challenging to do it while studying. I am aiming for IIT now.”
Out of the 506 students at DAV Public School, 209 students scored marks above 90 per cent. Several students at the school scored 100 marks in subjects like mathematics, social sciences and Sanskrit.
The first ever batch of Class X students at Amanora School did exceptionally well with 100 per cent result and 18 out of 103 students scoring above 90 per cent and 31 above 80.
The average score of Jnana Prabodhini Prashala is 89 per cent, with almost all the students of the schools scoring above 80 per cent marks.
The Orchid School, which has 102 students, too secured a 100 per cent result.
Neelam Chakraborty, Principal, Delhi Public School (DPS) said, “I am extremely happy with the result of my students. Out of 258, 96 students scored above 90 per cent and 178 were above 80 per cent. The rest 207 scored above 75 per cent. We also had 13 students with special needs amongst us, who also scored very well.”
The Director, Sanskriti Group of Schools Devyani Mungali said, “We always measure our performance by the results of the entire batch and are proud that more than 90 per cent of our students scored a first class with distinction.”
SNBP International School, Rahatani, GG International School, Pimpri, City Pride School, Nigdi Pradhikaran, City International School, Aundh, The Orbis School Keshav Nagar and Army Public School, Kirkee also achieved a 100 per cent result.
- A total of 16,24,682 students appeared for the Class X Board examination this year.
- Girls outshone boys yet again. While 88.67 per cent of the girls cleared the Class X Board exams, 85.32 per cent boys passed.
- Rimzhim Agarwal from RP Public School, Bijnor, Nandini Garg from Scottish International School, Shamli (UP), Prakhar Mittal from DPS Gurgaon and Sreelakshmi G from Bhavan’s Vidyalaya, Cochin are the CBSE Class X toppers this year.
- This is the first time in many years that Board examination for Class X was mandatory. Until last year, students had the choice to opt out of Board examination and go for Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.