The pass percentage of the Delhi government schools has now gone up by 9.7
in Class X and by 2.3 in Class XII after factoring in the compartment results also. The final pass percentage of the Delhi government schools now stands at 81.4 per cent in Class X and 96.5 per cent in Class XII, a Delhi government official said.

The official said, “CBSE has declared the results of Class X and XII compartment exams which were conducted early this month. The students who fail to clear one subject in class XII and up to two subjects in class X in the main exam are placed in compartment and are allowed to take the exam once again in those subjects to pass the grade.”

He said, “In terms of absolute number, 16395 more students of class 10 are now declared pass and are eligible to take admission in class 11. Similarly, 2981 more students of Class 12 are now declared pass.”

Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia said, “For us every child matters. I am proud of our teachers who conducted special classes for students during summer vacation and ensured that students placed in compartment not only take the exam but also pass it.”

Close on the heels of declaration of main exam results, the Delhi government organised special classes for all students who were placed in compartment. It was for the first that the government adopted a policy to identify every child who was placed in compartment and assist her/him to prepare well in those subjects and take the compartment exam with better preparation and confidence, government officials said.

It was monitored by senior education department officials. The initiative helped in saving one year of nearly 20,000 students, the officials claimed.