4 students top CBSE class 10 exam

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 May 2018 08:32:10

4 students top CBSE class 10 exam Prakhar Mittal, Rimzhim Agarwal, Nandini Garg, Sreelakshmi G


FOUR students topped the Class 10 CBSE examinations this year even as girls once again stole a march over boys.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 10 board exam results on Tuesday. The overall pass percentage was 86.70, it said.

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated the students who passed their Class 10 CBSE exams and said the reintroduction of the board exam was an important step.

Girls, with a pass percentage of 88.67, did better than the boys, who registered a pass percentage of 85.32.
Four students -- Prakhar Mittal of DPS Gurgaon, Rimzhim Agarwal of RP Public School, Bijnor, Nandini Garg of Scottish International School, Shamli and Sreelakshmi G of Bhavan’s Vidyalaya, Kochi -- topped the exam with 499 marks out of 500, the board said.

While seven students secured the second position with 498 marks, 14 students bagged the third spot with a score of 497. Out of seven students who secured 498 marks, five are girls. Out of the 14 students who secured 497 marks, nine are girls. The top three performing regions are -- Thiruvananthapuram (pass percentage 99.60), Chennai (97.37) and Ajmer (91.86).

Delhi recorded a pass percentage of 78.62.As many as 1,31,493 candidates secured 90 per cent marks and above, while 27,426 candidates secured 95 per cent marks and above, the board said. The pass percentage for candidates in foreign schools was 98.32 per cent.

The pass percentage for differently-abled students was 92.55, with Anushka Panda of Sun City, Gurgaon, and Sanya Gandhi of Uttam School, Ghaziabad, topping in the category by securing 489 marks out of 500. Somya Deep Pradhan of JNV, Dhanpur in Odisha bagged the second spot with a score of 484.

As many as 135 candidates in the differently-abled category secured 90 per cent marks and above, while 21 of them secured 95 per cent marks and above, the board said. As many as 1,86,067 candidates got compartment.

“I congratulate those who have succeeded in their exams. Those who did not succeed should not lose heart. The students who have got compartment should prepare well and they will pass the exam,” Javadekar told reporters. He said the Class 10 exams would help students prepare for the Class 12 board exams. “After a long gap, the Class 10 board exams were conducted. It was an important step to reintroduce the exams. The parents and teachers had also approved of the move,” he added.

Education secretary Anil Swarup also congratulated the students. “Congrats to all those that did well in CBSE class 10 exams. Success should be stepping stone to more successes in life. Don’t rest on your laurels & continue to work hard. Those that couldn’t do well should introspect & improve but not blame others. This isn’t end of the road,” he posted on Twitter.

The board exams this year were marred by controversy with question paper leaks being reported from Delhi-NCR and Jharkhand.
The HRD Ministry had decided against conducting a re-examination of the Class 10 mathematics paper in the “interest of students”.