Lauding the objectives achieved by CBSE schools under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today said the pass percentage has not only increased but there has been a qualitative improvement in assessment.
He also unveiled the CCE certificate awarded to students from this year, which not only shows the grades secured but also mirrors overall development of a student.
Sibal said pass percentage in class X this year went up to 96.90 per cent, even as majority of students (67 per cent) opted for school based examination.
He said the notion that more marks are being awarded in practicals has been put to rest under the scheme "as marks in practicals have reduced from 92 per cent to 73 per cent".
Sibal said 38,377 students got top-most grades in all five subjects as compared to 11,055 last year.
In all, 10,62,210 candidates registered for class X this year, which was more than 17.66 per cent last year.
The CCE certificate awarded to students also awards grades to candidates in areas of co-scholastic activities and in 'attitude and values'.