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Updated: June 4, 2013 15:33 IST

Girls, Chennai keep it up in CBSE Class XII

Vijetha S.N
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Girls continued to fare better than boys with 87.98 per cent clearing the exams as compared to 77.78 per cent boys. File photo: R. Ravindran
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Girls continued to fare better than boys with 87.98 per cent clearing the exams as compared to 77.78 per cent boys. File photo: R. Ravindran

Overall pass percentage 82.10; over 5 per cent of students get above 90%

It’s the familiar story in the CBSE Class XII results with girls outshining boys, recording 87.98 pass percentage compared to the latter’s 77.78. This year, 9,44,721 candidates took the examinations and the overall pass percentage in the results declared on Monday was 82.10, a significant climb-up from last year’s 80.19. Over five per cent of the students scored above 90 per cent marks and 0.81 per cent scored above 95 per cent.

Last year also, a significant 86.21 pass percentage was scored by girls compared to 75.80 per cent for boys.

Repeating its performance in the last few years, the Chennai region posted the highest pass percentage, 91.83, up from last year’s 90.59.

The national capital retained its second position with 86.78, up from 85.40. Ajmer maintained its third slot with 86.26 per cent; last year, it was 84.28.

Allahabad again performed the poorest with a pass percentage of 71.82, a small climb-up, however, from last year’s 70.68.

Chennai also had the most number of students who scored above 95 per cent, followed closely by Delhi and Panchkula.

Delhi boy and commerce student Paras Sharma along with Sopan Khosla, a science student from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, emerged the national topper with an overall score of 99 per cent. The topper in the humanities stream is Pratyush Kumar Singh from Arunachal Pradesh, who scored 98 per cent.

JNV's top

Institution-wise, it was again the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) which had the top pass percentage of 96.14 followed by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathans (KVS) at 94.81 and government-aided schools at 85.17. Government schools came next with 84.86 per cent, after which it was the Central School for Tibetans (similar to JNVs and KVS’ and affiliated to the CBSE) with 83.98 and independent schools with 82.31.

Private candidates again performed poorly with a pass percentage of 44.12, though it was above last year’s 38.85.

Cheating cases

There was a significant increase in the number of cheating cases, at 63, compared to 47 last year. Of these, Delhi accounted for a chunk of 25 cases, followed by Panchkula with 12 and Allahabad 10. Chennai is the only region where no cheating case was reported this year.

Around 9.86 per cent of the students have been placed in the compartment. The first chance compartment examination will be held on July 16. The forms for verification of marks will be available on the Board website For urgent verification, applications can be made online within five days of the declaration of results on payment of a fee of Rs. 300 per subject. Otherwise, offline applications have to be made within 21 days of the results and online applications from the sixth day with a fee of Rs. 200.

Asha Sridhar from Chennai adds:

Chennai region has secured a pass percentage of 91.83 in the CBSE class XII Board examination. This is an increase from last year's 90.59.

Girls have secured an overall pass percentage of 93.92 as compared to boys who have secured a pass percentage of 90.07.

Among the states and union territories in the region, Goa has secured the highest pass percentage(98.87) followed by karnataka(97.43). The region comprises Andaman and Nicobar islands, Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Goa, Karnataka, kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu.

Hearty congratulations. Our students are the future of our country and the Planet. Wishing the youngsters a bright present and a glorious future.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: May 28, 2013 at 11:28 IST

@Rajesh: You wouldn't say that if you knew the sex ratio in IITs (1:10)

from:  kukri
Posted on: May 27, 2013 at 22:51 IST

One of the major reasons why the percentage of girls who clear exams are higher
than that of boys are that the number of boys who appear for the exam are much
higher. If and when someone does a stats on the number of students of both
genders who pass, you will find that the difference won't be statistically significant
through years. However, this very attitude of providing better education to boys and
depriving girls should cease. To an extent publishing just the percentage of students
is very deceiving since it doesn't really show the reality of girls still be deprived.

from:  Sanjay
Posted on: May 27, 2013 at 17:07 IST

Why do girl children always fare better? How can we bring up boys?

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: May 27, 2013 at 14:28 IST

Congrats to all students.

from:  amit katke
Posted on: May 27, 2013 at 13:57 IST
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