CHENNAI: With 15,471 perfect scores from Chennai region, the much-hyped bracketing of scores between 91 and 100 in the Class X Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams proved to be favourable to students.
Against the tide of ‘centums’ and ‘toppers’ in State board exams, came the much-awaited CBSE Class X results with an abundance of 10 Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPAs) - 94,474 in the country and a remarkable 99.76 pass percentage in the State.
Chennai region came second with eight perfect CGPAs, behind Chandigarh. As per the CGPA system, any score between 91 and 100 is given an A1 grade, which translates to a GPA of 10.
Students from 431 schools in the State, including 38 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools, took the exam.
A total of 1,42,076 students appeared for the board exams from 1,902 schools in the Chennai region, out of which 1,40,694 acquired pass marks, registering a total pass percentage of 99.03.
Chennai Region includes Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Goa, Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.
Going with the idea of not branding students as ‘failures’, those who could not obtain the required pass marks were given an ‘Eligible for Improvement Of Performance’ (EIOP) result and the 80 students from Tamil Nadu who received this can appear in subsequent exams where they will be allowed a chance to improve their grades.
The improvement exams will commence on July 16.
A total of 13,73,853 candidates took the exam across the country, with a national pass percentage of 97.32, a slight dip from last year’s 98.87.
Keeping with the trend, female students have maintained a higher pass percentage with 97.82 over boys who notched up 96.98 per cent.
However, in terms of perfect scores, boys bagged the larger share, with 49,392 male students making the cut as against 45,082 girls.
City-wise, Thiruvananthapuram came on top again in terms of pass percentage with an exceptional 99.77% buttressed by 9,784 perfect scores.