Class XII results by May-end: CBSE chairman

 This year nearly 17,500 students from the Tricity appeared for Class XII board examinations conducted from March 1 till April 17. About 43% of this batch had skipped the Class X board exams when given the option of choosing school exams instead in 2011. As expected, students are eagerly awaiting their results.

"I have never felt this tense. I now wish that had I given boards in Class X, I would have been better prepared to handle the results,'' said Ankush Rana, a non-medical student of Class XII.

"I hope the CBSE declares the date of results as it has become difficult to handle the anxiety daily," said Rhythm Sharma, a commerce student of Class XII.

The result is also much awaited by JEE (main) candidates as for the first time their admission to top institutes would depend on their Class XII results.

Though the result for JEE (Mains) was declared on May 7, no ranks were given as a separate rank list for it would be declared by July 7 for admissions to BE/BTech and BArch/BPlanning in institutes other than IITs. This list will be based on the JEE main result with 60% of weightage, while Class XII results would have 40% weightage.

This rank list would be basis for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs, IITs, centrally and state funded technical institutes.

"I am waiting for the rank list which will only be declared after the Class XII results. It will announce the toppers and thus decide the institution you will get admission into," said Sidhdhant Arora, a non-medical student of Class XII.

Along with students, their parents too are tense. "The house was a battleground for my daughter during examinations as she gave board exams for the very first time. And now with result dates nearing, her stress levels are quite high," said Minakshi Dutta, a mother of a Class XII student.

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