CBSE Class 12th Board exam result 2017 was declared on the 28th of May, Sunday. The result was announced after a period of uncertainty due to the board’s decision of doing away with its controversial marks moderation policy. It was originally decided to declare the result a week earlier however a verdict by Delhi High Court demanding the board to retain marks moderation delayed the plan.
The CBSE Board Exams come under the purview of the Union Human Resources Development Ministry and the central government. It was earlier said that the Centre is planning to challenge the high court’s verdict. Sources had revealed that CBSE will approach the apex court to file a petition to justify its decision to do away with the moderation policy. “Legal opinion was sought and it was decided that the board may challenge the order and results will be announced on basis of the decision,” shared a source. This caused a stir as it meant delay in the board exam results that meant playing with the future of lakhs of students. Thus, the government decided to declare the result and also dropped the idea of challenging the high court verdict in the apex court.
As many as 10, 20, 762 students from more than 10, 673 schools across the country appeared for the class 12th board exams this year. Out of these, 8, 37, 229 students passed the exam. The pass percentage for the exam this year was 82.02%. There was a drop of 1.03% from last year. Looking at the gender-wise result, girls did better than the boys by 9.5%. While 87.50% girls cleared the exam only 78% boys managed to get through.
Here are some excerpts from the CBSE 2017 toppers to give you tips on how to manage time and cover the syllabus efficiently to fair well in the exam.
“Students often focus on quantity of the syllabus but it is the quality of what you have studied that helps you score in boards”, shared the CBSE class 12th topper, Raksha Gopal who scored 99.6% in the board exams. Raksha, the all India topper, is from Noida’s Amity International School. “Studying at home apart from the regular classes is crucial for excelling in exams”, said Bhumi Sawant from Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Chandigarh. “Be focused on studies and give your best. As hard-work is the key to every success, so don’t be depressed”, she added. Bhumi scored 99.4% in the exam and stood at the second position in the exam. Aditya Jain from the same school bagged the third position with 99.2%. Sharing his experience, Aditya said, “It does not matter if you study 8 hours or 6 hours. But when you study, it should only be about the books and you and nothing else”.