Girls outshine boys yet again in Class 12 results

NEW DELHI, May 2: Girls outshone boys in the Class 12 CBSE examination, the results of which where declared on Thursday, way ahead of schedule, with Ghaziabad’s Hansika Shukla and Muzaffarnagar’s Karishma Arora sharing the top rank with 499 out of 500 marks.
Girls have a pass percentage of 88.70, which is nine percentage points more than that of the boys’ 79.40 percent.
Transgenders have a pass percentage of 83.3, according to officials of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
In a first, the board announced the Class 12 results for all the 10 regions within 28 days of the last date of the examination. Usually, the results are announced by the third week of May.
According to board officials, the results were announced earlier to ensure that they are available before the undergraduate admission process begins in universities to avoid any hassle to students.
The board’s Thiruvananthapuram region has the highest pass percentage at 98.20, followed by Chennai at 92.93 percent and Delhi at 91.87 percent.
The pass percentage in Delhi has improved from last year’s 89.
Foreign schools affiliated to the CBSE have also improved their pass percentage from 94.94 to 95.43.
A total 12.05 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination, and an increase of 0.39 percent in the pass percentage has been registered. Students from 12,441 schools had appeared for the exam at 4627 centres.
Kendriya Vidyalayas have achieved the best pass percentage at 98.54, followed by Navodaya Vidyalyas at 96.62 percent. (PTI)