Pass percentage of CBSE's Guwahati zone plummeted to 64.3% as the board declared its Class XII board exam results on Sunday after a lingering uncertainty over the results following the Delhi high court order the board's marks moderation policy.
Amina Ashraf topped the school with 97.2 percent followed by Afreen Hooriya Nacer Uddin, who scored 96.25 and Amal Shameer 96 percent who also scored 100 percent in home science. At the second spot is Bhoomi Sawant De who comes from Chandigarh and has scored 99.4 percent marks.
Overall, girls outshine boys, as the total pass percentage of girls is 87.5 percent whereas the pass percentage of boys is 78 percent. "Sixty-five counsellors will talk to students and parents on the helpline number between 8 am to 10 pm", the official said.A comparative data, released by the CBSE, indicated a decline in the number of students clearing the board examinations by 1.03% over that of the examinations held a year ago.
The pass percentage this year dropped to 82 per cent compared with 83.05 per cent last year. Contrary to the moderation policy followed by the CBSE, many city schools have felt the pinch of a stricter evaluation.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will announce class X results on Monday. Talking about students' performance, he said, "Overall average percentage of the school has improved by 3 per cent, which is a good sign".
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P. Selvaraj, Principal of the school, attributed the increase in the pass percentage to the special focus and coaching given to students, particularly in subjects such as Economics and Mathematics, in which maximum number of students failed a year ago.
Interestingly, around 73,000 students have scored above 90 per cent in the exam and Delhi University has only 58,000 seats to offer to the students. I wish all my students a great future and much happiness.
"I want to congratulate all the students who scored well... success gives you strength and confidence". He said tghat 109665 students were registered for the examination out of which 1000531 students were regular while 9164 students were private.
Securing an impressive 98.4 per cent in the Science stream, the bright student has now set a new record among IHS girls by crossing over the 98 per cent mark. Mannat Luthra and Aditya Jain jointly bagged the third rank with 99.2 percent in the Commerce stream.
He said he was happy that toppers came from arts, science and commerce streams, and added that one topper aspires to become an economist, another an IAS officer while two others aim to pursue engineering and political science.