Girls have outshone boys in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Girls notched up a pass percentage of 99.15 as opposed to 98.19 achieved by boys.
The overall pass percentage is 98.61 up by 0.30 percentage point from last year. A total of 1, 22,347 students appeared for the exam of which 44.11 per cent were girls and the remaining were boys.
South steals show
The Southern region in India has notched up the highest pass percentage of 99.72 followed by the Western and Eastern regions. The Northern region with 97.76 per cent came last. The maximum number of students also appeared from the Northern region and the least from the Southern region. The Southern region also has the highest percentage of girls who took the examination.
The capital has recorded a pass per cent of 98.72, up by 0.46 percentage point from last year. Girls have secured a pass percentage of 99 per cent while boys have achieved a pass percentage of 98.48.
A total of 203 students appeared in the “foreign region” category, all of whom passed.
The examination was conducted in 62 written subjects, of which 23 are Indian languages and 10 are foreign languages.
A total of 3,894 Scheduled Caste candidates took the examination achieving a pass percentage of 97.64 while 97.78 per cent of the 3,868 Scheduled Tribecandidates who took the examination passed.
Of the nearly 14,000 candidates who appeared in the Other Backward Classes category, 98.49 per cent got through.
Of the 459 dyslexic students, 43 achieved more than 90 per cent and of the 29 visually challenged candidates, eight secured over 90 per cent.
While the pass percentage recorded in English is 99.24 per cent, that for Mathematics is 94.36 per cent. The examination mark sheets will reach the schools by May 20.