Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Girls have performed better than boys in the Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination, the results of which were declared on Monday.
This year a total of 88.78 per cent students have passed, which is an increase of 5.38 per cent from last year. While the pass percentage among boys is 86.19 per cent, it is 92.15 per cent among girls and 66.67 per cent among transgender students.
Thiruvananthapuram stood first in the board results. Divyanshi Jain, a student from Lucknow, has scored 100 per cent, which translates into 600 out of 600 marks. On the other hand, Khushi Arora, a student of a private school in Krishna Nagar in east Delhi, has scored 99.8 per cent marks including 100 per cent in Hindi, Political Science, Sociology and Fine Arts while 99 per cent in Economics.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is at the top with 98.70 per cent examination result while 98.62 per cent students of Kendriya Vidyalaya have passed. Government schools have a pass percentage of 94.94 per cent and government-aided schools have a result of 91.56 per cent.
As far as Delhi’s government schools are concerned, Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in Surajmal Vihar’s result has been 100 per cent. Here, commerce student Jyotirmayi topped the school with 98.4 per cent marks with 100 per cent numbers in two subjects. Last year too, a student of the same school topped the commerce stream in Delhi’s government schools.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, “CBSE has sent the results of their students to all the concerned schools across the country. Now students can get the exam results from their school.” This year, the term “failed” has been replaced by “essential repeat”, for those students who couldn’t pass.
Significantly, this year, many exams of class 12 could not be held due to coronavirus. The remaining examinations have been evaluated on the basis of marks obtained in other examinations.