What influences Class VIII marks?

These results are based on 185,348 students across India.

The factors that influence the marks the most (and their impact in marks) are:

1 Father edu +11.0%
2 Father occupation +10.6%
3 Mother edu +10.5%
4 Mother occupation +9.1%
5 Help in household +5.2%

The factors that influence the marks the least (and their impact in marks) are:

1 Gender +0.7%
2 Distance +0.8%
3 Private tuition +1.3%
4 Watch TV +2.1%
5 Siblings +2.4%

The top influencers by subject are:

Factor Total % Maths % Reading % Science % Social %
Gender 0.7% 0.2% 1.9% 0.1% 0.5%
Age 4.1% 3.1% 8.0% 3.3% 2.9%
Siblings 2.4% 1.5% 8.3% 2.2% 0.6%
Father edu 11.0% 6.6% 18.8% 9.9% 7.9%
Mother edu 10.5% 4.3% 18.4% 10.3% 7.7%
Father occupation 10.6% 8.7% 17.4% 10.3% 8.5%
Mother occupation 9.1% 5.7% 14.9% 7.3% 7.9%
Below poverty 3.3% 1.8% 5.7% 2.6% 3.0%
Use calculator 2.7% 0.9% 5.0% 2.7% 2.1%
Use dictionary 3.3% 1.3% 6.4% 3.1% 2.2%
Read other books 3.1% 0.8% 6.4% 2.5% 2.6%
# Books 4.7% 2.5% 8.2% 4.1% 3.8%
Distance 0.8% 2.2% 1.2% 0.9% 0.9%
Computer use 3.4% 6.5% 5.9% 3.2% 4.1%
Library use 2.8% 2.9% 5.6% 2.7% 3.3%
Private tuition 1.3% 1.3% 2.1% 1.2% 0.3%
Watch TV 2.1% 1.5% 5.3% 2.0% 1.1%
Read magazine 3.4% 1.6% 7.2% 2.3% 2.4%
Read a book 3.7% 2.0% 7.1% 3.5% 2.5%
Play games 3.3% 3.0% 4.7% 4.0% 2.9%
Help in household 5.2% 4.6% 5.7% 5.0% 6.5%