NEW DELHI: Once again girls have outshone boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams with a pass percentage of 87.50. For the boys, the pass percentage remained at 78, in the results announced on Sunday. Data compiled by the CBSE shows that this year the overall pass percentage is 82.02 percent — less than last year’s 83.05 percent.
Continuing the successful streak for the second time, the Thiruvananthapuram region again topped the list with 95.62 percent of the total students passing the exams, while Chennai came in second with 92.60 pass percentage.
Raksha Gopal, a student of Amity International school, Noida, topped in the country by scoring 99.06 per cent. Bhumi Sawant from Chandigarh secured the second position with 99.4 per cent followed by Aditya Jain and Mannat Luthra with 99.2 per cent.
Government schools performed better compared to private schools, according to the CBSE. As much as 82.percentent of the total students who appeared for the exams in government-run schools passed, compared to 79.27 per cent in private schools.
According to the CBSE, a total of 10,76,761 students had registered for the Class XII examinations this year, out of which 8,37,229 students cleared the exam. Of 14,818 foreign students who registered with the CBSE, 92.02 per cent passed. Candidates with disabilities also performed well in the board exam with a pass percentage of 86.69%.
From the Kendriya Vidyalayas, from where 68,717 students appeared for the examinations, 95.87 per cent passed the exams. It is more than the CBSE’s pass percentage. The Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalayas recorded a pass percentage of 95.73, the highest among all the institutions affiliated with the CBSE.
Talking about the moderation policy, a CBSE official said “People should not relate spiking of marks with the moderation policy. It is very different. We restrict the moderation policy. Grace marks are for students who are at the bottom line.”
Interestingly, around 73,000 students have scored above 90 per cent in the exam and Delhi University has only 58,000 seats to offer to the students.
This figure is bound to give rise to a high cut-off list across campuses.