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CBSE Class XII Board Exams: Girls Outperform Boys By Whopping 9 Percentage Points; KV’s Record 98.54 Pass Percentage

Swarajya Staff

May 02, 2019, 04:07 PM | Updated 04:07 PM IST

Students celebrate their success in the CBSE 12th standard examinations - Representative Image. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 
Students celebrate their success in the CBSE 12th standard examinations - Representative Image. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday (2 April) declared the result of Class 12 board examinations.

Compared to last year, the overall pass percentage improved marginally by 0.31 per cent this year and stood at 83.4 per cent.

In this year’s exam, the girls outperformed boys by a whopping 9 percentage points. 88.70 per cent of girls and 79.4 per cent boys passed the examination.

A total of 12,87,359 students appeared for Class 12 board examination, out of which 7,48,498 are boys and 5,38,861 girls.

According to Anita Karwal, Chairperson of CBSE. "Out of 18 top performers in the country, 11 are the girls. In the specially-abled category, as many as 36 students received more than 95 per cent in the examination, with Lavanya Balakrishnan from Gurgaon emerging as the national topper in this category”.

Hansika Shukla and Karishma Arora have topped the CBSE Class 12 exams scoring 499 marks each.

Rishikesh's Gaurangi Chawala, Raebareli's Aishwarya and Bhavya from Jind have bagged the second rank, scoring 498 out of 500 in Class 12 CBSE exams.

Institution-wise, Kendriya Vidyalaya emerged with the highest number of passing students in the country with a pass percentage of 98.54 per cent, followed by Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya with a pass percentage of 96.62 per cent.

The top three performing regions are Thiruvananthapuram with 98.2 per cent, Chennai region with 92.93 per cent and New Delhi with 91.87 per cent.


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