With CBSE Board examinations results out, students across India are discussing scores, cut-offs and panicking about admission lists. Many have passed with flying colours. Yet, there are many who are bearing the brunt of having scored much lower than what they and their parents, relatives and others had expected. Do grades guarantee success? There is no authoritative study to suggest a clear link between success in board exams and career-led success, so what matters more: aptitude or attitude?