Making the grades, still aiming higher

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared results for Class X and XII on May 24 and May 28 and threw in a few surprises for everyone while keeping some traditions going. For one, girls out-performed boys in both classes — just as in previous years — by a fairly large margin. While, government schools showed better results than independent schools, toppers came from "unexpected" corners of the country as a CBSE official remarked.

Since the the Board results are now out, colleges will soon be releasing cut-offs for various courses as principals take marks into consideration before announcing cut-offs.

For Class X results, Delhi region continues to remain second- last in the tally as declared by the CBSE even as the overall performance has increased by two percentage points. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the Capital have came up with a 100 per cent victory, with all its students qualifying for higher classes.

Approximately 11.8 lakh students (regular and private) took the exam this year out of which 68,431 students have secured a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 10. Of this, 50.2 per cent are girls. More than two lakh students have scored a CGPA between 9.0 and 10.

There is a two percentage points improvement in the overall performance of students across all regions with girls outperforming boys yet again. 98.48 per cent of the girls who took the exam qualified for higher classes while boys trailed by .5 per cent.

For Class XII, Delhi ranked second with a pass percentage of 85.40 per cent after Chennai. 75.80 per cent of the boys who appeared in the exams cleared it. Girls girls fared much better with a pass percentage of 86.21 per cent.

In the Delhi region, 2,28,466 students took the exam from 1,475 schools and were evaluated in 181 papers and 1,95101 have passed the exam.

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