THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The new region under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) here, which covers schools in Kerala and Lakshadweep, has fared better than its parent region Chennai in the All-India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class XII this year.
While Thiruvananthapuram region had recorded a pass percentage of 94.26, Chennai had got just 91.63 per cent.
Kerala and Lakshadweep, which earlier were part of CBSE’s Chennai regional office, were brought under the Thiruvananthapuram regional office which was opened last year.
The results of the Class XII exams were announced for both these regions on Monday.
“For the exam this year, 35,638 students from as many as 750 CBSE affiliated schools in Kerala and Lakshadweep had registered. While 35,529 students had appeared, 33,491 passed,” CBSE regional officer Mahesh Dharmadhi kari said.
In the case of Chennai region, which covers Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, 46,441 had registered for the exam while 46,062 had appeared. Of these 42,207 passed (91.63 per cent).
“In the case of Thiruvananthapuram region, the girls put up a spectacular performance,” Dharmadhikari said.
Among the 17,182 girl candidates who appeared for the exam, 16,619 passed, making the pass percentage of 96.72.
This figure is higher than that of the boys, where the pass percentage was 91.96.
Of the 18,437 who had appeared, 16,872 had passed.