Monday, May 23, 2005

Girls have beat boys in the CBSE XII results

Girls' pass percentage: 83.17
Boys' pass percentage: 73.78

Chennai region had the highest 90 per cent pass percentage among the five CBSE regions. Delhi which stood third in the results last year was pushed to the fourth place this year after Chennai, Ajmer and Chandigarh, CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly said.

I have been a hardcore CBSE education fan, and am happy to see Madras beating other cities in the 90 percent pass percentage. <Read More>.

UPDATE: Here is another piece of stats that is an indication of the number of students studying in CBSE schools (in the XII std.):

The Central Board of Secondary Education Chennai Region comprises of 1,216 schools spread across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and Daman and Dieu. Of the 33,148 students who had registered for the examination, 32,365 candidates had appeared for the Plus Two public examinations at 530 centres.

<Read More>.


Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

I am happy for Chennai and the girls.!

Chennai because I am from Chennai.
Girls because I have two.!!

What happened to the boys..!! I guess it is the Chandramukhi fever.!!

Monday, May 23, 2005 7:27:00 PM  
Blogger Krish said...

Good..Chennai rocks ...

mmm..girls are more disciplined :)...

As for as I have seen, stateboard has more syllabus ( have seen Maths book ) than CBSE. Don't have much knowledge to compare both the the types ...

I studied in CBSE school till 12th...

Monday, May 23, 2005 8:06:00 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

CBSE rocks! Pity that the TNPCEE or whatever it is called have to based on the State board syllabus word to word!

Monday, May 23, 2005 8:06:00 PM  
Blogger Thayirsaadham said...

Chennai Rocks! I always agree.

But namma pasanga ponnungaluku vittu koduthuthaane pazhakam. Old habits die hard ;-).Jokes apart - keep the flag going,All!

Monday, May 23, 2005 9:55:00 PM  
Blogger Anbu said...

and Chennai region has been topping CBSE exams for 3 consecutive years... the reason is simple and clear...Chennai heat... You cant go out and so no other way but to read..

Boys, wake up... you can do better..

Monday, May 23, 2005 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger PVS said...

Cool, that's the way to go.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 2:41:00 AM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

:D Reminds me of the old adage, 'Practice makes a man perfect'..and what abt women? They are born perfect!
LOL! Just kidding ha..

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 5:30:00 AM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Me too from CBSE,and gilrs rockkkk anyday:))) they have less avigations while in school and they dont watch or play cricket and they r not much interested in Starwars and all:D

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...

Yup, read this news.. good to know that girls are doing well..

Wonder what happens after that.. why are there such few girls in engg? Is it because they prefer other professions, or is it because parents want them to do a 3 yr degree and get married asap? :) Hope it's not the latter.


Tuesday, May 24, 2005 2:33:00 PM  
Blogger Me said...

always girls top...

is it the first time chennai tops the list??

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 6:27:00 PM  
Blogger IBH said...

I am from CBSE background.I still remember those days when we used to get addicted like a drug to these following books..

* Tata McGrawhill for Math
* ABC of Physics for physics ofcourse
* Resnick Halliday for physics..(this book was my reference for the IIT entrance)

Summer of 96 ...those were the best days of my life..:)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 7:22:00 PM  
Blogger Tarun said...

nothing new....since I remember Girls always beat boys in CBSE exams....great blog you have.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Mr. Narayanan
Well, there could be several intrepretations too - Girls learn their responsibilities soon, Girls can mug-up well, and several such ones :-)

Madras rocks big time, and CBSE schooling is amazing. I still remember my first year at BE where we really didnt have to study anything related to the basic sciences - it was just a revision of everything we had studied in the 11th and 12th.

I have seen lot more people getting centums in state board than CBSE schools (thats one of the most popular reasons why people switch to state board from CBSE). Although I do agree that they have a lot more in their books, their exam questions are (atleast were) always from their textbooks.

Yeah, dont know why they do that. It was (and is) a cakewalk for those guys with the TNPCEE exams.

Ladies first, has been our Motto always.

Thats nice to hear - 3 consec. times is really good! I think, it's more because people (mainly students' parents) in Madras take their careers more seriously - mainly because there are a lot less distractions than the other cities (although that is changing a lot nowadays).

It's pretty nice to hear (or read about) such news!

Ladies first, is how I would put it :-)

CBSE rocks, that part I can agree with, the other part is very debatable. :-)
I agree, lesser distractions is the key.

Interesting thought...Possible reasons are:
1) Engg. demands a bit of hard work - some girls try to avoid that by going to the basic sciences or arts.
2) Yes, in some families girls are not let to study engg., possibly to get them married off soon or not to waste money on their education (very short shighted).
3) Some girls think Engg. needs intelligent people - not the case at all. Anybody willing to work hard can get it done.

As Anbu says, this is the third time Madras is topping it.

Mine was the summer of 94! :-) I remember all those books. And there were these famous profs in Madras who used to take classes for IIT coaching - Das, Reddy and someone else.

I was wise enough not to worry about getting into IIT...I mean the one in India ;-) I knew well ahead that I was not that kind of material (one of the best gyans in my life).

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

In my opinion it does not matter which school or education system you study. In my life, I have worked with people from IIM and from IIT and also with folks who have a BA History/English degree... these BA grads were a lot more fun, intelligent and shrewd than the IIT's and IIM's.
Any comments?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Cant dispute that fact :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...


I agree with you on that partly. But certainly there is a difference in the way a guy who passes out from IIT thinks and in the way a guy who passes out from a normal college thinks (thats where the line gets drawn). The institution where one studies does reflect on the majority of the pupils' ability. There can be variances to this rule, but those are exceptions. I think, to a considerable extent these factors do matter. I am certainly not trying to say that BA grads are less intelligent than the ones who do professional degrees. What I am trying to say is, if these same individuals had done a professional degree from a better college, their abilities could have been used and honed in a better way. And not everybody who makes it to IIT/IIM is good, these institutions just provide a platform for a better thought process and the ones who can respond and use that well form the majority of the pass outs. Some of it may also be due to the better facilities, faculties and such in these better institutions which are not common in other colleges.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Art said...

It looks like a trend that when it comes up to any board exams. Girls top over there.
About girls taking up Engg. I am sure its increased a lot now. And i agree u dont need gr8 brains to be an Engg. Finally what u do after u engg, where u go is what matters.
About people from IIT or IIM. There are a lot of people who are more capable than those from these institutions, but there can be many reasons y they havent done their course from these instituions.
But later in life its the implementation of knowledge gained and communication skills which will take u a long way.
oops i guess this became a very long comment :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Vijay Ramamurthi said...

Hi nice post,
first time commenting in this blog.

Once my dad told me you can get into IIT subject to they make some minor modifications to it..change the spelling to ITI lol!!

I agree that institutions like IIT and IIM's provide a better platforms, to improving their thot process and stuff. Two points.

1. The amount of tax payer money these institutions take in is humongous.
This is a almost(id say 80%) totally waste investment, apart from the fact India is famous for IIT grads(IIM's are much better than IIT's in that respect.)In china you have to come back after grad school in US if you accept govt money. I am not saying we shud follow that, but IIT shudnt be a USA launching vehicle platform.

But then students are not to be blamed, most of the money in IIT is used for producing world class machines(for that matter most schools in India), who can do anything, in effect those who can create the OS for the robots and use them are the winners.

and last a lot of IIT grads are outright arrogant (purely personal opinion)..dunno why??

Vijay Ramamurthi

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Dont worry about it, it's just a passing trend :-)
Yeah I agree, the number of girls doing engg. has increased off late - possibly to get married off to a guy in the US - I hear that, most people prefer a post graduate or a professional degree girl nowadays ;-)
Absolutely no questions about that. There are millions of intelligent people who dont make it or even try to get into these top institutions due to several reasons. But I still am sticking to my stand that majority of the people who graduate out of these top class institutions are good.

Thanks for coming over and taking the time to post your comment.
I think the trend in coming over to the US is diminishing nowadays. Many people who are already here in the US are thinking about going back - the market is very ripe in India right now. Hopefully things will improve soon.
I would say that arrogance is totally an individualistic thing. I had (and still have) many friends who studied at IIT, Madras and were/are very nice folks and downright simple. It's more of a perception too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 2:13:00 PM  
Blogger thennavan said...

I am not surprised at Chennai beating the others. Namma sambhar munnaadi avanga rotti emmaaththiram :-)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:47:00 PM  
Blogger Chez said...

Anand, Could you pls install Trackback, it would be very helpful, cos, only a couple of days back, i did write something abt the CBSE.. And CBSE ROCCKKKSSSSS... AS ALWAYS!!

I'm not from Chennai, but ours was the only CBSE School in the region. Jawahar Sr. Sec. School, Neyveli.

அந்த நாள் நியாபகம் வந்ததே நண்பனே நண்பனே நண்பனே... :-)

Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:11:00 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Gr8 to hear !
Me a gal from Chennai and good ole CBSE !!!! yaaay !!
Anand - thnx for dropping in at my blog btw :)

Thursday, May 26, 2005 6:35:00 AM  
Blogger Harish said...

I stuck with CBSE in the later years only coz I was scared of learning Hindi for another 2 years. 12 years of reading and writing and being taught by Shahida Nasreen who can only converse in Hindi - and I still cant utter a coherent sentence in Hindi.

Ppl like me pull the pass percentage down, I guess

Thursday, May 26, 2005 8:33:00 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

IBH/Gemini: Summer of '96... Those were... errr.. ordinary days of my life. Me one of those not so bright students i guess....
ya, TMH and ABC.. still remember those. And Resnick and Haliday ki jai! I sure did not get into the IIT's but managed to score very well in my Dynamics paper in UG, solely cos of Messrs. Robert Resnick and David Halliday.

And Gemini, ya first yr subjects were jujubee, but even then me just made first class. Hostel, u see and avuthu vitta kazhudhai syndrome I guess, not to mention enjoyable interactions with our seniors. :D
Shanmugha vaazhga!

Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:36:00 PM  
Blogger Harish said...

you might wanna see this ... Hindu ... it says "no Open Competition candidate from CBSE would be in a position to get an MBBS seat through counselling."

Monday, May 30, 2005 3:14:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Romba correct!

Will do that soon. Oh you are from Neyveli, is it? Only CBSE school? Thats surprising to hear.

CBSE just rocks!

I was like that till I came to the US. Learnt hindi till my 10th std. (and tamil till my 5th and Sankrit from 6th to 8th). I really couldnt converse until I came to the US where talking with my roommates improved it to a phenomenal extent. BTW, I got a 50 or 60 in Hindi in my board exam in my 10th!

Well, hostels have their goods and bads. Oh, you are from Shanmugha is it?

Pretty sad! They should getaway with all this. These things spoil many people's career ambitions!

Monday, May 30, 2005 11:02:00 PM  

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