Ahmedabad SSC results break 19 year old record
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board
(GSHSEB) on 2nd June 2011, Thursday declared the SSC result with the topper scoring
71.06 per cent and breaking the records of the past 19 years board history. The
last highest per cent was 70.65 in 2007.
Compared to the previous year, 1.39 lakh more students have passed the exam this
year. Officials however attributed this high score to the new exam pattern which
is implemented from this year to make the SSC exam burden-free. Each paper had a
multiple choice question section carrying 50% marks, while the rest 50% was subjective.
The objective-type questions gave the students an opportunity to score better. It
was after the recommendation made by Sudhir Mankad committee on examination reforms
that this new exam format was adopted.
This high SSC result, however, comes as a surprise after the HSC (Science) and General
stream results had been very low in the past six years. Girls continue to outnumber
the boys in SSC as 76.70 per cent girls passed the exams in contrast to 67.82 per
GSHSEB, with its policy of not declaring the top 10 rankers in the state, allotted
the students grades, percentile as well as marks. According to the Board officials,
6,913 students scored 99 percentile in the state, with 7,476 students getting A1
grade (91 to 100 marks) and 56,625 students getting A2 grade (between 81 to 90 marks).
Banaskantha district recorded the highest per cent of 85.07, while Vadgam centre
recorded the highest 97.14 per cent record. The lowest result of 54.84% was recorded
in Tapi district, while Bahiyal centre recording 18.85% result.
Times View: Though the grading
system, introduced in class X and XII Board exams in Gujarat this year, have left
many students initially perplexed, yet it has succeeded in reducing their exam stress.
Few students committed suicide being unsatisfied with their scores. After the declaration
of the merit lists, some parents complained of the competitive spirit being missing
and their children not paying enough attention to their studies. But stressed out
students killing themselves was too heavy a price to pay for a few marks more. Hopefully,
grading will lead to a better system of education encouraging students to go beyond
marks and learn by rote.
Just 100 copying cases this year:
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) officials
said that this year registered 100 cases of copying in the SSC and HSC Science and
General stream exams. Over 14 lakh students had appeared for the SSC and HSC board
exams. This year 28 cases of copying were recorded in SSC and 23 cases of copying
were recorded in HSC (Science) which counted to 280 and 49 respectively in the last
Schools scoring 100% result: 593 (146 more than last year).
Schools getting less than 30% result: 327 (568
less than last year).
- 1. Identical twins; almost identical
scores: Kaival and Kevan Kothari not only have alike
looks but also scored alike marks. While Kaival scored 99.64 percentile, Kevan scored
99.94 percentile in the Board exam. Team work and coordination has helped the twins
to stand first and second in their class. Moreover believing each other in times
of difficulties during study hours and deep concentration in studies has helped
the duo to come out with flying colours. Both of them aspire to be doctors thereby
following their parent’s footsteps.
- 2. She credits success to her late
Buch’s overwhelming joy of scoring 99.49 percentile (A1 grade) in the class X board
exam soon turn her to a lamenting mood for her recently passed-away father who,
according to her, has had great contribution behind her glorious success. She is
however happy to reap the fruits of her father’s labour who happened to give her
great mental support during her exam time. Drashti plans to pursue engineering and
study at IIM-A later.
- 3. Labourer’s daughter wants to
be a doctor:
Hardships did not deter Rinku Panchal from scoring 99.49
percentile in class X Board exams with 100 marks in Maths. Her mother being illiterate,
her father studied up to class IX and presently works as a labourer in a fabrication
lab. Lack of space in her one-roomed house made Rinku study during the late hours
at night. The student of Takshshila Vinay Mandir at Odhav said that she managed
to study around seven hours a day and now she want to study on order to become a
- 4. Auto rickshaw driver’s son dreams
Staying in a rented single-room house, Hardik Chavda,
resident of Amraiwadi, scored 96.64 percentile in the class X board exam. His father,
the sole bread earner of the family, drives an auto rickshaw. He said that he used
to study five to six hours a day and also during night. He wants to become a doctor
or an engineer.
Courtesy: Times News Network