CBSE, ICSE students marginally more confident that State Board Students

Nachiket Jamadar

Nachiket Jamadar

According to a survey conducted by TISS and edtech company LEAD, it was observed that CBSE and ICSE students were marginally more confident than the state board students.

CBSE more Confident

A survey conducted by TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the edtech company LEAD concluded that the confidence levels in students enrolled in CBSE and ICSE schools was slightly higher than those enrolled in state board schools. The survey was conducted in six metro and six non metro cities across India and 2,807 students participated in the survey.

The students have been categorized into four categories namely, Aspirant, Leader, All-rounder and Influencer. At the national level, every second respondent was categorized as an allrounder while a little over one third of them were categorized as Influencers. A similar trend was observed in both metro and non metro cities. But the influencer share in metro cities was 44%, far higher than 28% for non metro counterparts Overall 36% of the students were placed in top bracket of confidence levels (81-100)

Five Factors of confidence considered for survey.

Conceptual understanding, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and exposure to opportunities, the five factors that contribute confidence building were considered for the survey. The students were rated based on 20 statements focused on the activities that were done in school.


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Hyderabad tops he confidence survey

Hyderabad was the top city with a score of 87 while Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai followed with scores 80, 78, 75 and 71.

Region wise, West India topped the chart with a score of 81 while South(75) and East (74) scored close. North stood last with a score of 70.

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