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Bengal students pass with flying colours in CBSE Class X exam

Kolkata: The region comprising schools of Bengal recorded a slightly higher pass percentage than the national average in the class X results of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday.
As per statistics provided by the CBSE Board, Bhubaneswar region, which includes the state, recorded a pass percentage of 89.27 compared to the overall 86.70 percent recorded at the national level. This region, however, lagged behind three regions namely Thiruvanthapuram (99.6%), Chennai (97.37%) and Ajmer (91%).
The highest marks from Bengal has been likely bagged by Sourit Sarkar, a student of DPS Ruby Park. Sourit, who has secured 99.2 percent loves studying mathematics and physics and aims to pursue research in astronomy.
"I had pulled up my socks from the beginning of class X and studied throughout the year. At times, it became a little hectic while juggling between private coaching and school. I treated the board exam just like my school exams.
I studied all the text books in detail, not leaving out anything and made it a point to familiarise myself with each and every paragraph. I paid attention to classroom lectures, reference books and modules other than the regular course books," he said. Sourit also credited his father and said he always emphasised on self-study, which contributed in achieving his goal.
He also thanked his school for the support of the faculty, who helped him to turn his weaknesses into strengths.
Some of the other toppers from Kolkata include Ayshwarya Ghosh, who scored 494 out of 500 with 98.8 percent and Sayan Maji, who scored 492 out of 500 with the same percentage.
Both of them are students of South Point High School. Ushasi Das of Sushila Birla Girls' School scored 98.4 percent.
According to an official of DPS Ruby Park, the overall result of the school was excellent with 346 out of 450 students securing an aggregate score of above
80 percent.
In South Point High School, 144 out of 790 students scored above 95 percent and in Sushila Birla Girls' School, 61 out of 76 got 80 percent and above.
Birla High School also fared very well with all the 175 students, who appeared for the examination this year, receiving good marks.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in Kalimpong, congratulated the students for their success. "Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the CBSE Class 10 exams. Best wishes for all your future endeavours. Good wishes to your teachers and families," Banerjee tweeted.
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