Girls outshine boys in CBSE class XII board exam

Hansika Shukla (Image courtesy Twitter/@dinkarsr11)

Girls outshone the boys in class XII board examinations held by the central board of secondary education (CBSE) with Hanshika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar, both in Uttar Pradesh, emerging as the country toppers, according to the results announced on Thursday.

Aishwarya from Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, Bhavya from Haryana and Gaurangi Chawla from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand grabbed the second position.

A total of 18 students, who took the board examination from different states, were ranked third in the country.

Uttar Pradesh witnessed the highest number of students figuring in the list of top three positions with a total of nine students grabbing the third rank in the examination, Aishwarya coming second, both Hansika and Karishma grabbing the top slot.

Over 12 lakh students appeared for the Class XII board examinations conducted by the CBSE across the country from February 15 to April 4.

While the overall pass percentage of the students came at 83.40 with over 10 lakh students coming out with flying colours in the examination, the pass percentage of the girls reached 88.70, about 9% higher than that of the boys

The pass percentage of boys was pegged at 79.40%.

“Girls have done better than the boys,” the CBSE said, announcing the results.

Both Hanshika and Karishma grabbed the top slot as each of two secured 499 marks (99.8%) out of 500 in the examination. Aishwarya, Bhavya and Gaurangi came second as each of them secured 498 marks (99.6%) out of 500 in the examination.

Students, who came third in the all India rank released by the CBSE, secured 497 marks (99.4%) out of 500 in the examination.

According to the CBSE, a total of 94,299 students scored 90% and above in the examination while the number of students scoring 95% and above remained at 17,693.

As many as 99,207 students were placed in the compartment. Percentage of such students was pegged at 8.23.

Students appearing in the board examination from Trivandrum region of the CBSE showed the highest pass percentage of 98.20%, followed by Chennai 92.93%, and Delhi 91.87%.

Kendriya Vidyalaya students showed the best performance with 98.94% of the central government-run schools passing the board examination, followed by the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) students whose pass percentage reached 96.62.

The performance of the students of the government-aided schools affiliated to the CBSE remained better than those of the government schools and the private schools.

According to the statistics released by the CBSE, 88.49% of students of the government-aided schools passed the class XII board examination while the pass percentage of students appearing from the government schools came at 87.17.

The private school students showed the lowest pass percentage of 82.59%.

The CBSE released a separate list of toppers among differently abled students.

While 90.5% of a total of 3,260 differently-abled students who took the class XII board examination were declared as pass, Lavanya Balakrishnan from Gurgaon, Haryana grabbed the first position by securing 97.8% marks (489 out of 500).

Nimmi Ved from Kerala, Nishchay Kohli from New Delhi and Shreyansh Amit Shah from Chennai came second with each of the three securing 97% score (485 out of 500).

Abhishek Narayan Singh, R Hari Shankar, both from Delhi, and Siddharth Roy from Chhattisgarh came third. Each of them secured 96.8% score (484 out of 500).

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