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”, which lasted 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.
Complete results were also sent to all UAE schools, who seem to have been just as taken by surprise at their arrival as everyone else. The CBSE has 78 affiliated schools in the UAE, with an estimated more than 6,000 students in Grade 12.
Some of the first schools to share their results reported a 100 per cent pass rate, including 40 students who took the exams from Scholars Indian School, Ras Al Khaimah. The Science stream topper, Shagun Bernwal, received 95.8%, whilst the Commerce stream topper achieved 83.4%.
At GEMS' Our Own English High School in Dubai, 55 per cent of pupils scored 90 per cent or more, whilst students at Our Own English Boys High School in Sharjah had an average score of 84 per cent. At The Millennium School, Dubai, Pulkit Chopra – a student of determination – was the school topper in his favourite subject, Marketing, scoring 99 per cent. His overall percentage was 89. Aakrati Sathish Shetty, from GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah- Girls, was the GEMS Education science stream topper with 98.4 per cent.
Delhi Private School Dubai's students achieved a class average of 90.7 per cent with the entire class awarded a distinction (above 75 per cent). Delhi Private School Sharjah announced that 55.5 per cent of its students secured above 90 per cent.
541 students at the Indian High School (IHS) Dubai achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with ninety students (61 per cent) obtaining scores of 95 per cent or higher. Kishita Gidwani, the Humanities topper at The Indian High School in Dubai, scored 99.2 per cent.
JSS Private School Dubai entered 53 students of whom 34 per cent secured above 90 per cent. The grade average for science stream was 85.8 per cent, whilst for the commerce stream it was 82.6 per cent.
All 83 students at Gulf Indian High School Dubai achieved a 100 per cent success with with 62 Distinctions.
Indian School Al Ain also reported “good results” with 40 per cent of the students in Science stream scoring above 80 per cent, while in the Commerce stream, 30 per cent scored above 80 per cent.
The Model School in Abu Dhabi had entered 25 students, who all passed, with average marks at the school standing at 80 per cent. The school topper achieved 95.4 per cent, followed by one student who achieved 93 per cent, and two students scored 90 per cent.
Further results will be published as they become available.
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