New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 10th grade results were announced early afternoon on Saturday, and Delhi saw a major dip of 13.67% in its performance from previous years. Officials of the Directorate of Education said they would collect all data and look into the matter.
This year 78.09% of the students from Delhi who appeared for the grade 10 exams, passed the exams. This is a major dip in performance from previous years performances. in fact , Delhi’s performance in the grade 10 CBSE exams have been consistently dropping since 2013.
“We will have to examine what is going on. We are yet to look at all the data, and analyse it sector wise,” said Soumya Gupta, director at directorate of education.
Sources have also expressed their apprehensions of over whether a moderation policy was even applied to the Class 10 results. “This could have a lot to do with the change in moderation policy. This year, it looks like hardly any moderation was done in the 10th grade results. Earlier it used to be a major part of the results. This will explain why the results overall India has also dropped,” they said.
From 98.40 pass percentage in 2013, Delhi numbers slumped to 91.76%. This plummeted to 78.09%this year.
On the whole too, pass percentages for class 10 exams have been slipping since 2014. This year, overall, 90.95% of students who appeared for the exams managed at least a passing grade. This is a few notches below 2014 pass percentage of 98.87% or even last year’s 96.21%.
Of all the students who had appeared for the CBSE Class 10 exams last year, 16,8541 students had scored perfect Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPAs) of 10 points in 2016. Interestingly, even though girls had a higher pass percentage than boys, more boys had scored perfect CGPAs.
When it came to all India results, last year, 96.21% of the students who had appeared for the exams passed. Girls had a marginally better pass percentage than boys. About 96.36% of the girls who appeared for the exams passed, while the boys had a pass percentage of 96.11
About 1,68541 students got a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 10 points last year.
This year also marks the last year when Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) will be used in Class 10. CBSE has decided to re-introduce board exams for the 10th grade starting next year.