LUCKNOW: This year, too, was as bad at the
in the UP board results as previous years. The reasons it was less crowded at the top were also the same — no spiking of marks and a crackdown on the ‘copying
’ by the state government.
From 585 in 2016, the number of students scoring 95% and above in class XII UP board exams remained at two, just like last year. Data accessed by TOI also show a
in the number of students scoring over 90% marks. In 2016 class XII boards, 16,845 students had scored 90% and above. This drastically came down to 1,976 in 2017 and only 49 in 2020.
It was 50 last year. Trends show that there has been a steady fall in the number of top performers since 2017. The dip, said former CBSE chairperson
, was not surprising. According to him, early conduct of exams and measures to curb malpractices are possible reasons.