Maharashtra, which comes under the Chennai region of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has secured third position in the Class X results announced Tuesday. It registered a pass percentage of 99.89. There are 10 sub-regions under Chennai.
Out of the 33,385 candidates who appeared for Class X in Maharashtra, 33,348 qualified. Just 2,570 students took the school-based test. In the state, girls outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 99.91 as compared to boys 99.87.
Puducherry topped the Chennai region CBSE results with a pass percentage of 100. Tamil Nadu followed with 99.94 per cent. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka finished joint third. The other sub-regions in Chennai are Goa, Kerala, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The overall pass percentage of Chennai region is 99.68 per cent.
gIn the All-India Secondary School Examination (AISSE 2014) held during March-April, 1,22,912 students passed. A total of 1,23,279 students had appeared, said DT Sudharsana Rao, Regional Officer, CBSE.
The board does not declare a student pass or fail. It allows students who have scored A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 or D grades to continue to the next class. Students with E1 or E2 grades are declared eligible for improvement of performance (EIOP). Total 257 students in the region have been placed in EIOP bracket and those interested in applying for verification and re-checking can get details from the boards website, said Rao.
The number of students who are placed in EIOP bracket in Maharashtra is 37.
At the school level, there is a mixed reaction from academicians and school principals to the results. While in some cases, the number of students scoring 10 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) has gone up, in others it has gone down. Some principals are attributing this to the online paper correction introduced by the board this year.