Overall, 88.78 per cent of the 1,192,961 exam entrants passed the school-leaving board exams this year, which saw delays and the eventual cancellation of some papers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Once again, girls outshone boys, with a pass rate of 92.15 per cent (almost six per cent higher than boys). In schools outside India, 94.26 per cent of the 16,043 candidates passed (lower by around one per cent compared to last year).
However, students who came across the publication of the results were not immediately able to access them due to “technical issues” for several hours.
The Board had promoted receipt of the results through DigiLocker, a government of India online service that provides citizens with access to “authentic digital documents, legally at par with originals”. The CBSE said the Digilocker account credentials had already been sent to students via SMS on their mobile number registered with CBSE.
The CBSE is seen as the gateway to successful university entry for Grade 12 students or to the continuation to the final two pre-university years of study for those in Grade 10.
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One of the first schools to share their results was GIIS SMART Campus, which reported a 88.2% school average compared to 87.4% in 2019. 62.9% of students scored above 90%, which is higher than last year's figure of 55.4%; 38.6% scored above 95% compared to 16.2% in 2019.
The Global Indian International School (GIIS) is one of the biggest school groups offering the CBSE outside India – and there were six top scorers at its Singapore campus. Aishwarya Jayamraman and Sruti Srinivasan both scored 98% in science; Akshata Modak scored 92.6% in commerce; Shishir Umashankar and Rujuta Athlayle scored 100% in maths; and Aishwarya Nair scored 100% in chemistry.
Further results will be published as they become available.
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