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Used typically to refer to a class level in the Indian schooling system e.g. "10th Standard" (written "Standard X") is roughly equivalent to "10th Grade" in the American System and "Year 11" in the U.K. system. In Pakistan, the word "Grade" is often used.

Similar equivalents are found for 3rd Standard, etc.

Usage

Stranger on Train: Which standard you are studying in?
Insouciant Boy: Uncle, I am repeating the Tenth Standard because I failed my Standard X exams.
Stranger on Train: Well, good you didn't jump into a well or hang yourself from a fan.
Added 2011-06-27 by mainmacha
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