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CBSE Results: Girls outshine boys yet again

Girls once again outshone boys in Class X CBSE results announced on Thursday, which recorded a pass percentage of 98.19.

The overall pass figure is about two per cent higher than last year's results. The pass percentage of girls stood at 98.48 per cent as compared to 97.98 per cent in case of boys.

According to a CBSE statement, the pass percentage in Chennai region at 99.45 was the highest in the country. The results in that region was declared on 21 May.

In total, 11,79,182 candidates were registered for Class X examination this year, an increase of about 11 per cent over last year.

Since last year, CBSE Class X examination is being conducted under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme and the results are reflected in grades.

The result of the government schools has shown marked improvement over the last few years. According to Arvinder Singh, Minister of Education, 2,26,003 students of 2,28,240 from the government schools passed out this year.

Compared to last year, 53,217 more students have appeared from the government schools for Class X examination. Singh said 11 years ago, the pass percentage in Class X examination in government schools was only 46.14. This, according to him, reflects the performance of the students of government schools in Delhi. He also complimented the teachers who have put in extra efforts to improve the quality of education in the government schools.

According to sources, students who finished in the rock-bottom grades of E1 and E2, are put under the category EIOP (Eligible for Improvement of Performance) and can appear for improvement of their performance as per board rules.

The class XII results are also expected to be declared this week.

Meanwhile, counsellors have geared up to handle depressed students and advise parents to show sensitivity towards their wards and make them feel comfortable, as the CBSE results are on way.

CBSE has set up a toll-free helpline for students (18001803456). An expert panel of counsellors will help students and parents tide over the emotional crisis after an unfavourable result.

People can also avail one-on-one counselling from 8 am to midnight for exam-related enquiries through the helpline.

Having student helplines and suicide helplines might help to prevent certain cases. Shrity Sharan, a clinical psychologist, said if a person's support system is strong, then they would not need counselling.

Sharan said, 'Students, especially from small towns, lack a support system and are very vulnerable. All colleges and schools should have qualified psychologists, at least with a Master's degree,  for the purpose.'

'If I don't get good marks, I won't get admission in science stream,' said Mitali Sharma, who studies at Delhi Public School and wants to be a microbiologist.

Supportive parents and friends often help to pull through this difficult phase, but in some cases, the stress and sense of failure is so strong that students feel compelled to take extreme steps.

To curb such instances, several helplines have been set up. Most work round-the-year, however, the more popular ones set up extra lines during exams and results.

‘We have started a new hotline that will be open till 2 June. We expect to receive more than 200 calls per day,’ said Abdul Mabood, director of Snehi, non-governmental mental healthcare organisation.
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