Dip in pass percentage in CBSE Class XII exams

Raksha Gopal with her mother   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Over 10.20 lakh students who had appeared for the 2017 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII examinations this year found out their fates on Sunday, with the results being announced.

The highest pass percentage was seen in the CBSE's Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) region, with 95.62% of the students who appeared for the examinations passing. The Chennai region came in second with 92.60%, followed by Delhi with 88.37% pass percentage. Students in the Delhi region fared slightly better than in 2016, when the pass percentage was 87.01%.


Raksha Gopal, a student of Amity International School in Noida, topped with 498 out of 500, followed by Bhoomi Sawant of DAV Chandigarh with 497 and Aditya Jain and Mannat Luthra of Bhawan's Chandigarh with 496 each.

List of toppers

Name of candidate

Name of school

Total marks

Raksha Gopal

Amity Noida


Bhoomi Sawant

DAV, 8-C, Chandigarh


Aditya Jain

Bhavan’s, 27-B, Chandigarh


Mannat Luthra

Bhavan’s, 27-B, Chandigarh


The number of students who passed the examinations fell from 83.05% in 2016 to 82.02% this year, according to a statement by the CBSE. The exams, held between March 9 and April 29, covered 10,673 schools at 3,504 exam centres. A total of 63,247 students and 10,091 students scored above 90% and 95% respectively.



List of toppers in differently abled category

Name of candidate

Name of school

Total marks

Ajay R Raj

St Thomas Central School, Mukkolakkal, Trivandrum


Lakshmi PV

Palghat Lions School, Palakkad, Kerala


Dharshana MV

Nalanda International School, Krishnagiri, TN


Like previous years, girls out-performed boys, with 87.5% pass percentage as opposed to boys' 78%. A total of 2,449 differently-abled students appeared for the exams and 86.69% passed.

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