Delhi performs well in the CBSE Class X Examination 2019

Performance of Delhi government-run schools in the CBSE Class X examination, results of which were announced yesterday, has improved by 2.68 percentage points this year, citing an official as saying, a PTI report said. According to the data, the total pass percentage in schools run by the Delhi Government in the CBSE Class 10 examination stands at 71.58%, he said. This year, 1, 66,167 students from schools run by the Directorate of Education had appeared in the board exam, 29,504 more than last year, the official said.

The number of students who passed is 1, 18,936, which is 24,776 more than the last year, he added. “Besides, the numbers of students who are placed in the compartment – those who have failed in up to two subjects – are 44,516, which is 26.79 per cent of the total. The percentage of students who have failed is 1.63 pc,” the official said.

Girl students have outperformed boys, with a pass percentage of 74.29%, up from 69.70% last year. The pass percentage among boys stood at 68.51%, up from 67.92% last year. “The number of schools securing 100% pass percentage has risen to 60 this year. This was 48 last year. Average Quality Index this year is 259.60, which has increased from 246.71. The pass percentage in 20 RPVVs is 99.06% and it’s Quality Index 386.65,” the official added.

The CBSE is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by Union Government of India. CBSE has asked all schools affiliated to follow only NCERT curriculum. There are approximately 19,316 schools in India and 211 schools in 28 foreign countries affiliated to the CBSE. The first education board to be set up in India was the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education in 1921, which was under the jurisdiction of Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior. In 1929, the government of India set up a joint Board named “Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana”.

This included Ajmer, Merwara, Central India and Gwalior. Later it was confined to Ajmer, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh. In 1952, it became the “Central Board of Secondary Education”. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools and most of the schools approved by the central government of India.

CBSE conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year in the month of March. The results are announced by the end of May. The Board earlier conducted the AIEEE Examination for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in colleges across India. However, the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in 2013. The common examination is now called JEE(Main) and is henceforth conducted by National Testing Agency.

The Board also conducts AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) for admission to major medical colleges in India. In 2014, the conduct of the National Eligibility Test for grant of a junior research fellowship and eligibility for assistant professor in institutions of higher learning was outsourced to CBSE. Apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teacher’s eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test. With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest examination conducting body in the world.

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