Indian schools in the UAE have mostly reported high scores in the CBSE Class 12 results, announced on Sunday.
A number of schools noted a 100 per cent pass rate, with typically one-fifth or one-third of students scoring above 90 per cent.
CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is India’s biggest school board and over a million students sat its exams in India and elsewhere this year. In the UAE, more than 2,000 pupils appeared for the CBSE exams this year.
Meghna Savit from Indian High School (IHS) in Dubai scored 98.4 per cent in Science stream, reportedly the highest in the UAE.
Savit, 17, said she had expected to do well, but was “surprised to learn this is highest score in the UAE”.
“There’s no secret to success in studies. You should understand the concepts rather than just memorise things,” she added. Savit said she plans to enrol in ‘premier’ tech institutes in India; she is awaiting her entrance exam results.
All the other 521 IHS students passed the exams. The figure is the highest number of candidates represented by a single school in Dubai, IHS said.