New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) There were several happy faces and many disappointed ones too as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which introduced the grade system this year, announced the results for class 10 board exams Friday.
Tanya Makker, a student of the Delhi Public School (D.P.S.), R.K. Puram, said: ‘I have got A1 in all my subjects. The grading system is cool. It’s a stress reliever as the pressure over one or two marks is off our heads. There will be no crying over half a mark now.’
Talking about her future plans, she said: ‘I am going to study science in Class 11-12 since I want to become an architect.’
A total of 886,338 students took the CBSE class 10 exams this year. Of them, 364,231 were girls.
Students have been given grades instead of percentages this year. The grades are given on a nine-point scale ranging from A1 (excellent) to E2 (dissatisfactory) with D being the minimum pass grade.
Those, who have obtained the qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects, excluding the additional subject, have been given the qualifying certificate.
A1 represents above 91 score. B1 is 81 to 90, while D is for marks from 33 to 40, and E1 and E2 are below 33. As the exact marks will not be revealed, these points can be multiplied with 9.5 to get the average marks represented by the grades.
D.R. Saini, principal of D.P.S., R.K. Puram, said: ‘I am happy with the results. The grading system is good as there is a healthy competition among students now. A student getting 91 percent and another getting 100 percent will be in the same category, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.’
Another student, Ankita Mehra of the Sommerville School in east Delhi, said: ‘I have got approximately 80 percent and am very happy with my results. The grading system is not as complicated as I had feared. One can easily get an idea of his or her percentage.’
However, Shruti Seth, a student of another city school, said that she is not happy with the grading system.
‘English is my favourite subject and I have always topped my class in the subject. However, I am quite disappointed with my results. I have got a B in English. I don’t know what’s my exact score and am confused as to how to send my paper for re-evaluation,’ Seth said.
Aishwarya Kushari, another student, said: ‘I have got approximately 84 percent… but am unhappy with my result since I was expecting better than this. I don’t like this grading system because it gives you a very sketchy picture of your results.’