Hyderabad students perform well in CBSE class 10, 12 boards

HYDERABAD: Students from the city performed exceedingly well in their Class 10 and 12 CBSE exams, the results of which were declared after a long wait on Friday. The overall pass percentage for Class 10 and 12 was 93.12 and 87.3 respectively. However, the number of students scoring above 90 and 95 per cent marks dipped as compared to last year.

The CBSE said that to prevent unhealthy competition among students, it would not publish the merit list. Also, the board did not award first, second and third divisions; 0.1 per cent students who have scored highest marks in subjects would get merit certificates.

Several schools in the city reported that they had scored 100 per cent pass percentage.

Mokshata Narneni, who scored 494/500 or 98.8 per cent in Class 10, described her hard work as a joyful experience. "My journey was exciting because there was so much learning and practical knowledge to take away," she said.

She is torn between engineering and medical streams. "I love both subjects but I might take up medicine, as I grew up knowing that I want to take up a profession that helps me serve the people without thinking of profit," the 15-year-old told Deccan Chronicle.

Pranav Chaurasia (99.3 per cent, Class 10) has his grandparents as his proudest cheerleaders. Like many of his peers, he scored a centum in IT, general sciences and social studies, and has applied for his JEE classes. Though his interests lie in computer sciences programming, coding and app developing, he would consciously keep his options open for the future.

"I had no rigorous timetable and took things one day at a time, planned for the next day towards the end so I could go to bed without any stress the night before the exam," he said of his mantra.

Sanka Bhavana (98.4 per cent, Commerce, Class 12), celebrating her results by taking a break. "I didn't know the results were going to be out today. So I was preparing hard for the CA entrance test. When I told my parents my result, they told me I deserve a break and I thought maybe I should take one," she said with a laugh.

Shaurya Tripathi (485/500, Class 12), surpassed her own expectations.

Her rule to excel was simple. "At least a month before her exam I needed to know what subjects and concepts were my strengths and what wasn't. That helped me plan my study better. Second was to rest and ensure my mind wasn't tired,” she said.

Tripathi is already pursuing her Bachelor's via an Ahmedabad-based college in visual and communication design, better known as graphic design. "I knew I would enjoy being part of branding and marketing and applied in November and chose subjects like entrepreneurship and business studies."

Students in the city were hoping to make the most of the break for the next month before they head out to different cities and colleges. Most toppers that DC interacted with described learning as something insightful rather than tedious and strenuous, a fresh change from the rote learning the system has often been criticised to be.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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