THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a remarkable feat, students from Kerala and Lakshadweep (Thiruvananthapuram region) outclassed their counterparts in other regions of the country to clinch the top spot in the CBSE Class XII examination by recording a pass percentage of 97.32. Chennai and Delhi region with 93.87 per cent and 89 per cent, respectively came in second and third.
Though none of the students from Kerala and Lakshadweep figured among the top 10 in the general category at the national level, A Vijay Ganesh of Palghat Lions School, Koppam in Palakkad secured the top spot among differentlyabled students. Girl power Girl students emerged toppers in all the streams in the Thiruvananthapuram region.
Kasturi Shah of Saraswati Vidyalaya, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram, who scored 496/500 secured the top spot in the Arts stream. Similarly, in the Science stream Nanda Vinod of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kannur with 496 marks came out on top. Likewise, Maehal Barthwal of Navy Children School, Naval Base, Kochi, who secured 496 marks, topped the Commerce stream.
Of the 38,934 candidates from the region — 19,260 boys and 19,674 girls — who sat for the exam, 37,706 qualified for higher studies. The Class XII exams were originally scheduled to be held from March 3 to April 13. However, the exams were extended to April 25 when students were made to take a retest for the Economics paper after it emerged the question paper had been leaked. The CBSE Class X results are expected to be announced on Monday
This year, nearly 28 lakh students in the country had registered to appear for the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations. More than 16,38,420 students registered for Class 10 exam that was held at 4,453 centres all over India and 78 centres abroad. For Class 12, about 11,86,306 candidates had registered and the exams were held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres outside the country.
How to check the results?
The students can also get their result through "SMS Organizer" app. To get CBSE Class 10 and 12 results on SMS Organizer, students first need to download the app and then register for CBSE results. The pre-registered students will receive a notification for their result.