Tamil Nadu Class X results: Reasonable jump in centum scorers
By Express News Service | Published: 20th May 2017 04:03 AM |
CHENNAI: With a reasonable number of students scoring centums (60 per cent and above), educationists are of the view that evaluation has taken a turn for the better.
While only 68.4 per cent of the total candidates who appeared for the exam scored over 300 out of 500 last year, this year the figure has shot up to 73.48 per cent.
Nearly 7.53 lakh students scored 60 per cent and above. There was also a notable increase in total number of centums compared to the previous year. Close to 92,000 have scored centum in various subjects.
As Express had reported earlier, none of the students were awarded centums in English. This comes in the backdrop of severe criticism faced by the School Education Department for awarding centums in English last year, despite contradictions over answer keys provided to evaluators.
Educationist Narayanan Natarajan said except for social science, the number of centums have been realistic. “I see an improvement in terms of evaluation and it is evident that they (School Education Department) is trying correct themselves,” he added.
This year, there has been a marginal decrease in overall performance of students in private matriculation schools compared to last year. However, their counterparts in government schools have fared better.
In the district-wise performance chart, Virudhunagar, which topped Class XII board exams, once again bagged the coveted top position. While other southern districts, including Kanniyakumari and Ramnad stood next to them, northern districts continued with their poor show.