BENGALURU: At least 30 per cent students in CBSE schools across the city have scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 10. The results were announced on Saturday. This has drawn mixed response about the system of assessment and raised concerns about admissions into college.
While a few students believe that this could be in their stride with lesser pressure to prepare for exams, the others cry foul over the level ground that has been created.
In Delhi Public School, Bengaluru East, 135 students scored a CGPA of 10 out of 316 students, a whopping 42.72 per cent. In EKYA School, a total of 21 appeared for the exams. Of them, 10 candidates have scored a CGPA of 10 out of 10, ie 47.62 per cent. In KV, DRDO, 60 out of 178 students got 10 CGPA. In KV Bengaluru region, out of 4,965 students who appeared for the exam, 1,002 have scored a 10 CGPA.
“There is a concern about this system of evaluation and hence the board is planning to revert to the old system of assessing by per cent. This could be challenging at the time of admissions,” said Deepa Sridhar, principal, Sri Kumarans Children’s Home.
Simran Grace Satyanarayan, from CMR National Public School, who got a CGPA of 10 was also looking forward to getting to know her exact percentage. Hence she was disappointed to learn that the percentage won’t be revealed. Surprisingly, she still prefers the CGPA system. She said, “The CGPA system is easier as we can then concentrate more on our projects and use those marks to cover up.”
Kirthan Srikanth of EKYA School doesn’t mind either system, he says, “In CBSE, scoring above 90 is commendable so the grade point system is efficient.