The boards are easy conquer and there is nothing to get stressed about. This is the message class 10 students who excelled in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam had for their juniors. The Class 10 results for the Chennai region were announced Sunday. Most of the schools affiliated to the CBSE have recorded 100 per cent results. A considerable number of students have registered maximum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10. Karnataka has 398 CBSE schools and as many as 23,136 students wrote the class 10 board exam. Girls have taken a marginal lead over boys with pass percentages of 99.97 and 99.86 respectively. The CGPA is reflected in individual subjects in the form of Grades – A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 and D. Candidates falling within the range of A1 to D are given the results as Qualified for admission to Higher classes. Candidates obtaining Grades E1 and E2 are put under the Category EIOP (Eligible for Improvement of Performance). They can appear for Improvement of their performance as per Board Rules. Candidates who wish to apply for verification of marks can do it within 21 days of the declaration of results. The candidates who wish to apply for EIOP can apply in the prescribed form through school before June 21 without late fee. The tentative date of this examination will be July 16. Toppers Speak With a CGPA of 10, R Jayanth from The Oxford Senior Secondary School, said the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) made it a lot easier. “Before the exams, I would study for as long as I could. We also had pre-board exam in January, which helped a lot,” said Jayanth. Diya Sarah Jacob, who got the perfect 10 CGPA in The Deens Academy, said, “The notion that CBSE board exams are tough is a myth. It is just like any regular exam. The key is to keep practising. I made quick notes that helped me revise before exams.”. For Meghna Murthy from Gear Innovative International School, the exams were a tad nervous at the end. “Well, I knew I would get a CGPA above nine, but 10 is really nice. I attended classes besides school to keep me ahead. To my juniors, I’d say that there won’t be pressure if you study throughout the year,” said Meghna
As we look at our surroundings, we see a large
variety of things with different shapes, sizes
and textures. Everything in this universe is
made up of material which scientists have
named “matter”. The air we breathe, the food
we eat, stones, clouds, stars, plants and
animals, even a small drop of water or a
particle of sand– each thing is matter. We can
also see as we look around that all the things
mentioned above occupy space, that is,
volume* and have mass.
Since early times, human beings have
been trying to understand their surroundings.
Early Indian philosophers classified matter in
the form of five basic elements – the
“Panch Tatva”– air, earth, fire, sky and water.
According to them everything, living or nonliving,
was made up of these five basic
elements. Ancient Greek philosophers had
arrived at a similar classification of matter.
Modern day scientists have evolved two
types of classification of matter based on their
physical properties and chemical nature
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