According to the CBSE officials, a total of 1,659 students have scored absolute 100 in the subject despite the re-test.
The overall pass percentage in CBSE Class 12 Economics paper, for which a re-test was conducted on account of the leak, has been recorded at 83.4 per cent, which is 3.16 per cent higher than last year's 80.24 per cent.
According to the CBSE officials, a total of 1,659 students have scored absolute 100 in the subject despite the re-test. "Economics result has witnessed a jump of 3.16 per cent in overall pass percentage with more than 1,600 students across the country scoring full marks in the subject," said a senior board official.
The Economics question paper was leaked on social media hours before the examination on March 26. Even as the board initially denied the allegations of any leak, but later after police investigation, it announced to conduct the re-exam. On April 25, lakhs of students sat for the re-test.
While students said they were happy with their marks, Economics teachers are of the opinion that the re-exam might have helped them to score high. "Humanities students are scoring cent percent marks with every passing year. But, I think the re-test has actually helped the students to score high in the subject. It gave them more time to prepare for it," said an Economics teacher at a private school in east Delhi.
Backing the opinion, All-India second topper Anoushka Chand said, "We took the re-test positively. It actually helped us improve our mistakes."
Similarly, Gurugram topper Anshula Sardesai, who has scored 99 in Economics, said that the second exam was much easier and it helped her to score better.