CHENNAI: As the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared class X results on Saturday, Chennai region stood second in performance, with a pass percentage of 99.62. While overall pass percentage across the country has been 90.95 per cent, it dipped by more than 5 per cent, down from 96.21 per cent from last year.
The Chennai region, which consists of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Daman and Diu, Maharashtra and Puducherry, stood second after Trivandrum region, which had a percentage of 99.85.
The overall pass percentage across the country is 90.95 per cent. Unlike Class XII, where girls outperformed boys, the latter outperformed girls by 0.9 per cent in Class X. While there were many who achieved 10 CGPA score, students felt that upgradation system and CCE (continuous and comprehensive evaluation) system had contributed to achieving 10 CGPA.
The number of boys scoring the perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) was also more than the number of girls this year, officials said.
Pass percentage of boys jumped from 78.9 per cent to 93.4 per cent; for girls, it rose from 88.6 to 92.5.