Staff Reporter

Girls outclass boys in all the six regions

Overall 0.09 percentage point rise in pass

NEW DELHI: Having achieved a remarkable overall pass percentage of 92.06, the Chennai region has finished on top in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class XII examination. The results for the Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad regions were declared on Friday, while those for Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula were announced on Wednesday.

Like last year, the Ajmer region bagged the second position with a pass percentage of 86.93, Delhi came third with 84.25, followed by Panchkula, Allahabad and Guwahati.

In all, 637,976 candidates registered for the Class XII examination this year.

There has been an overall increase of 0.09 percentage points in the pass percentage compared to last year. The overall pass percentage is 81 this year, up from 80.91 in 2008, with girls having outclassed boys in all the six regions.

The overall pass percentage of girls is 85.94 against the boys’ 77.40.

Not surprisingly, the all-India toppers are also girls. Tannvi Aggarwal from Apeejay School in Faridabad and Mrittika Sen from Rajhans Vidyalaya in Mumbai have scored 98.4 per cent. Tannvi is a Commerce student, while Mrittika is from the Science stream.

The regular students have achieved a pass percentage of 82.69 compared with 49.72 of private/patrachar candidates.

The pass percentage for candidates from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas was the highest among all the other institutions standing high at 94.09 compared to 92.44 per cent in 2008.

Kendriya Vidyalayas are not far behind, having secured an overall pass percentage of 91.32, marginally improving from 91 per cent last year. The Central Tibetans have done well to improve from 85.81 per cent in 2008 to 91.15 this year.

The government and private schools have bettered their performance with a pass percentage of 82.81 and 49.72 respectively. It stood at 81.96 and 37.77 in 2008.

Foreign schools

It has been a good showing by foreign schools, who have secured a pass percentage of 92.38 this year, improving from 92.15 per cent in 2008.

However, both the government-aided and independent schools have registered a decline compared to last year. The pass percentage for the former has come down to 75.68 this year from 78.61 per cent in 2008, while the independent schools have fallen from 81.68 to 80.94 this year. As many as 3,40,876 students, including 161,139 girls, have scored 60 per cent and above. The number of girls securing 60 per cent or more has been increasing every year. However, the pass percentage of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes has slipped this year.

The pass percentage of SC candidates has fallen from 81.44 last year to 80.75 this year. The result of ST students has registered a decline from 66.04 to 64.28 per cent.

A total of 1,034 students appeared for the examinations in the disabled category, achieving a pass percentage of 88.59 improving from last year’s 86.46.

Of this, 11 differently-abled candidates have scored above 90 per cent. The CBSE will this year award merit certificates to 5,248 students, including 4,348 to candidates from independent schools. The maximum certificates are for candidates from the Allahabad region (1,581), followed by Chennai (1,152) and Delhi (903).

The number of students who have secured more than 90 per cent in Class XII is 15,839 (comprising 8,059 girls), which is almost double than last year’s 8,253.

The number of candidates scoring 95 per cent and above has witnessed a three-time increase from 384 in 2008 to 1,020 (including 544 girls) this year. The maximum number of students scoring more than 90 per cent and 95 per cent are from independent schools.