Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated school students of Class 10 and Class 12 will have their board exams commencing from 01 March 2014.
Region Chennai is to witness approximately 1.8 lakh students appearing for Class 10 boards, which would be a 10% increase this year. While, about 80,000 students are going to appear in Class 12 boards, showing a rise of 20% from last year.
The CBSE Chennai region covers CBSE affiliated schools from states & UTs - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Daman and Diu.
T S Sudharshan Rao, regional officer of CBSE Chennai informed of increase of CBSE schools by sanctioning CBSE affiliation to 60 more in Tamil Nadu region. This was likely the cause of increased students sitting for CBSE board exams.
CBSE affiliated Schools are becoming choice of people since the awareness of their providing quality education is growing. Lawyer V Christopher, also a parent told about many parents being dissatisfied of the level of curriculum in state schools and hence they feel CBSE syllabus is much more benefitting and improved.
A newly framed report compiled on the profile of students who managed to crack IITs revealed that above 50% of such students had studied in CBSE affiliated schools and this could have attracted parents more to enrol their children in CBSE affiliated schools, as told by R J Bhuvanesh, CEO of KRM Group of Schools.