Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class XII results

Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class XII results

Students take selfies as they celebrate their success after the declaration of CBSE's class XII result, at St Thomas School in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI

Girls outshone boys for yet another consecutive year in the Class XII board examinations held by the CBSE.

The board announced the results of the examinations for all regions on Saturday.

Noida's Meghna Srivastava emerged as the country topper in the board examinations, while Anoushka Chandra from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh came second.

As many as seven students grabbed the third slot this year with five of them being girls.

Five among the nine toppers, a list of which was shared by the CBSE, hailed from Uttar Pradesh.

The CBSE conducted the class XII board examinations from March 5 to April 27.

While the overall pass percentage of the students this year went up by 1% over that of the last year, the pass percentage of girls remained much higher than those of the boys.

Girls recorded a pass percentage of 88.31. The percentage of boys passing the examination came at 78.99. Last year, 87.50% girls had passed the Class XII board examinations while the percentage of boys clearing the examination came at 78.

"Girls' pass percentage in the board examinations this year remained higher than those of boys by 9.32%," CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma said.

Over 11 lakh students had taken the board examinations across the country.

The overall pass percentage of the students this year was pegged at 83.01%. 82.02% CBSE Class XII students had passed last year.

Meghna, who grabbed the top slot by securing 499 marks (99.8%) out of 500, was a student of Step by Step School at Taj Expressway, Noida.

Anouska, who came second by securing 498 marks (99.6%), studied in SAJ School located in Vasundhara, Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Seven students, who grabbed the third slot, had a tie in their total marks. Out of 500, each of them secured 497 (99.4%).

Private school students showed the lowest pass percentage (82.50%) this year, while those of the central government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas registered the highest pass percentage (97.78%), followed by Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (97.07%)

Pass percentage under the Central Tibetan Schools Administration came at 94.82%.

The students from the government-aided schools outperformed those from the government schools in the board examinations.

While 84.48% students of the government-aided schools cleared the examination, the percentage of government school students passing the examination remained at 84.39%.

"The total number of students who scored 90% and above this year came at 72,599. The number students securing 95% and above reached 12,737," the CBSE said.

Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated the students who passed the board examinations.


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