M Praveen was studying for the geography exam when his father complained of uneasiness at around 12.30 am on May 12.
Students in Classes 10 and 12 were declared ‘all pass’ in 2021, and in 2020 this was the case for Class 10 students alone.
The school education department’s initiative to provide residential school facility in 11 districts for top government school students on a pilot basis has paid off well.
In Class 10, 114 schools, including 12 government schools, achieved 100% pass. In Class 12, 68 schools, including two government schools, achieved the mark.
A total of 24,734 students from 361 schools, including 241 government schools, appeared for the exam in the district..
In Class 10, 87.27% students, including 6,215 boys and 6,930 girls, passed the exam.
In another incident, a Class 10 girl from Nagavedu near Arakkonam in Ranipet district allegedly died by suicide after she failed in two subjects, said police.
Three Class 10 students from the taluk also allegedly attempted to kill themselves over failure in the exams. Official sources added that two of them, a boy and a girl, died.
Of the 28,218 students (14,036 boys and 14,182 girls) who wrote the exam, as many as 24,912 (11,714 boys and 13,198 girls) passed.
Improving its performance in Class 10 exam results, Coimbatore climbed five spots from 14 in 2019 to the ninth spot in the State ranking this year.
Class 12 students said the Mathematics paper was tough and were concerned about their results.
After a pandemic-induced gap of two years, Class XII student will appear for board examinations on Thursday.
The lawyer representing some of the petitioners said their school has also made a complaint to the CBSE on this aspect.
The new objective format has a five-minute increased reading time, which is quite thoughtful and would help the students to read the questions and the options carefully before selecting right answers.
The board said the exams will be objective-type and the duration of the tests will be 90 minutes. The exams will start from 11.30 am instead of 10.30 am, keeping in view the winter season.
This decision by the Uttarakhand board has been taken on the lines of CBSE, who cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams earlier this week.
With students protesting over the leaks of Class 10 Maths and Class 12 Economics question papers, the Delhi Police has rounded up 30 persons for interrogation.