The Class X exam results were out on Wednesday and to everyoneâ€™s astonishment, 90,000 students scored centum in three subjects- Maths, Science and Social Science. What's even more astonishing is that the number was much higher in previous years.
The number of students scoring centum has come down drastically. In 2015 more than 1.15 students scored 100 in Science and this year it is 18,000 students, which is drop of 84%, and English saw a 92% drop. Educationist claim that the decline in the number of 100s shows the improvement of quality of education, according to Times of India.
For the first time in years, there is no student with perfect score. The toppers fell short of one mark to achieve the perfect score. The overall percentage however has increased from 92.9 per cent to 93.6 per cent this year.
According to The New Indian Express, most elite schools in Chennai welcomed applicants for Bio-Maths and Computer Science and that also only if the students have scored more than 90 percent and over in science, maths and social science.
This is not only a rule for the students who are shifting schools but also for the ones who are studying in the same schools. Both School Education Department and the Madras High Court had passed strict instructions stating that the applications of the students studying in the same school for Class XI should be considered.
But it still continues in various schools, claims The New Indian Express.
In such competition, the schools also ask for donations from parents. â€śThe donation range starts from Rs 10,000 and goes up to lakhs depending on the popularity of the school,â€ť S Arumainathan, President of Tamil Nadu Students Parents Welfare Association told TNIE.