Boys outshine girls in CBSE Class X exams

Boys outshine girls in CBSE Class X exams

Boys outshone girls in this year’s Class X board examinations of the CBSE by securing a better pass percentage.

The school board declared the results of the examinations for all regions on Saturday. The CBSE’s website crashed about half an hour before the declaration of results due to heavy traffic, as anxious parents and students from India and abroad kept visiting the board’s website around noon.

The statistics released by the board indicated that boys also outnumbered girls in securing a perfect 10 cumulative grade points average in the examinations this year.

“Boys have done better than girls. While the pass percentage of boys reached 93.4, the percentage of girls qualifying the examinations remained at 92.5,” the CBSE said in a statement.

The board, however, did not share data on the exact number of boys and girls passing the examinations. A total of 16,59,558 candidates appeared for the board examinations held by the CBSE between March and April this year.

Of them, 15,09,383 students were declared as qualified. A total of 1,05,188 boys secured a perfect 10 CGPA. The number of girls who secured the highest grade point of 10 remained at 1,00,950.

T’puram leads
While the overall pass percentage of students came to 90.95, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) region of the CBSE recorded the highest pass percentage of 99.85, followed by the Chennai region at 99.62, Allahabad region secured 98.23 and Dehradun region 97.27.

The Guwahati region, which includes Northeastern states, recorded the lowest pass percentage of 65.53.
Chennai region of the CBSE covers Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Daman and Diu.

School-wise, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) recorded the highest pass percentage of 99.67, followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas at 99.66 and private schools at 97.43.

The pass percentage of differently abled students came to 89.4 with a total of 3,803 students out of 4,254 clearing the examinations.

The overall pass percentage of students came to 90.95 in this year’s examinations. The CBSE data indicated that this was a dip by 5% from last year’s statistics. The pass percentage of students last year was pegged at 96.21, which was down by about 1.11%, over the percentage of students passed in 2015.

It was the last optional board examinations that the CBSE conducted this year. From 2018, the board has decided to hold compulsory board examinations for all students of Class X. The CBSE had made Class X board examinations optional in 2010 in view of the rising number of students committing suicide over their performance.
DH News Service

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