In Telangana, a lot of schools including Sri Aurobindo International School and Johnson Grammar School recorded pass percentage of 100.
The incident came to light on Friday evening, when the student complained of ear pain to his parents after returning home from tuition at around 9:30 pm.
Eighteen students from Bengaluru secured the third rank, while across the country the rank was shared by 72 students.
All the 7,823 students who appeared for the examinations from 162 affiliated schools in the state became eligible for higher studies and this included 4,113 girls and 3,710 boys
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The pass percentage for girls (99.98 per cent) is marginally higher than that for boys (99.97 per cent), officials said, adding the overall pass percentage is 99.97 per cent.
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In some other cases, the school management has asked wards to arrange for textbooks from students who have passed to higher grades so that they can be given to their juniors, till new stock comes.
With temperature as high as 40 degrees, parents and teachers of CBSE and ICSE schools are demanding that the education department cut short the school timings for schools.
The Association of ICSE Schools in West Bengal today said around 2500 students from schools in the Darjeeling Hills can be allowed to attend classes in ICSE-affiliated schools in south Bengal.
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, which conducts the exams, will introduce a DigiLocker facility to store digitally signed certificates and marksheets.