On Tuesday, the results for Classes 9 and 11 in Delhi government schools were released, over two months after the examinations were cancelled because of the aggressive second wave of Covid-19.
According to the Directorate of Education (DoE), there were 2.58 lakh pupils registered in Class 9 in 2020-21, with 2.45 lakh of them taking mid-term exams.
Students' final grades were compiled using mid-term and internal exams. In Delhi, 1.97 lakh pupils in Class 9 passed based on these grading criteria.
According to a government official, "the pass percentage in Class 9 is 80.3 percent; last year, the pass percentage of kids was 65 percent, which improved to 85 percent based on project-based evaluations." Similarly, out of 1.70 pupils in class 11, 1.69 lakh students took exams, with 1.65 lakh passing. According to the official, 96.9% of pupils in Class 11 passed the examinations.
"In 2019-20, 99.25% of Class 11 pupils passed their compartment exams. Class 11 tests have the same evaluation standards as Class 9 examinations: project-based assessment. Exams in Social Studies, Sanskrit, and Third Language for class 9 and Geography and Business Studies for class 11 would not be held in 2020-21, according to the official.
Furthermore, in the courses where the exams could not be held or the student was absent for whatever reason, the average grades of the best two subjects out of the major five subjects were provided. This year, 12,500 students in grade 9 and 3,500 students in grade 11 did not show up for their mid-term exams. Reassessment will be available to all students who have not taken any tests. Class-based assignments, project work, and other evaluations will be used to appraise. The Department of Education will provide reassessment guidelines soon, according to the official.