The toppers said the consistent performance in unit tests, mid-term tests and preboard exams enabled them to score better.
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CBSE on Tuesday declared the Class X results, which were based on weightage to periodic tests/unit tests (10 marks), half-yearly exams/mid-term exams (30), pre-board exams (40) while computing theory marks. The remaining 20 marks were given to internal assessment and practicals.
“I didn’t take online classes lightly and did every assignment and test seriously. I was getting good marks throughout the year. The teachers were also very encouraging,” said Dhriti Karnani from Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram in Kilpauk.
She scored centum in maths, science, social science, Sanskrit and 98 in English. She wants to pursue MBA at an IIM and joined commerce stream in Class XI.
Three students from Chennai Public School in Thirumazhisai — R Dhanvanyaa, Dhaksha Kalidoss and Jyositha N — scored 498 out of 500. Jyositha N scored 100 marks in maths, social science and English and 99 in Tamil and English. “Due to the lockdown and remote mode of learning, I felt I had a lot of time to study. I got time to revise my concepts better and practice the questions,” she said. She is preparing for the NEET and has selected a biology-math group.
Dhaksha Kalidoss said she wanted to pursue aerospace engineering. R Dhanvanyaa is interested in astrophysics and plans to prepare for JEE.
Chitrakala Ramachandran, principal of Chennai Public School in Thriumazhisai, said the school recorded every activity and assessed every child from the beginning.
K Manoharan, principal of SBOA School and Junior College in Anna Nagar, said 90% of the students from his school passed with distinction. “The number of students passing with distinction has slightly increased in our school compared to previous year,” he said. Two students from the school, Rahul Malaikani and J Joshima Getsia, scored 497 out of 500.
Modern Senior Secondary School in Nanganallur had 10 centums in maths and eight centums in social science this year. “Of 209 students who appeared from our school, 23 students have scored above 475 marks out of 500,” said L Padmavathy, principal of the school.