I don’t have a personal view. But since Reportbee has data on the Class 12 examination results for the last three years, we thought we could do a bit of analysis.
Here’s the correlation of the scores of various subjects with Computer Science.
It almost breaks neatly into four groups.
- Physics & Chemistry, both of which have a correlation of 0.79, and clearly are the most correlated with Computer Science
- Maths, English & Language, which have a correlation of 0.72 – 0.75
- Biology, Economics, Commerce and Accountancy, which hover at around 0.66
- History & Geography, which are 0.52 – 0.56
The results in 2010 are almost exactly the same.
I’m not sure what it is that leads to this kind of correlation. In fact, the full correlation between every pair of subjects (for 2011) is below:
What inferences would you draw from this?
And what do you think is the reason for this?