Girls outshine boys in CBSE


Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class 12 results announced today with Noida girl Meghna Srivastava, topping the examination this year.

The overall pass percentage was 83.01 per cent as against last year’s 82.02 per cent.

Girls did better than boys with a pass percentage of 88.31 per cent against boys’ 78.99 per cent, officials at the CBSE headquarters said here.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated those who passed the CBSE class 12 exam and also advised those who did not do well not to lose heart.

He also said the quality of government schools is improving and congratulated those for a good show.

Meghna Srivastava topped the CBSE Class 12 examination getting 99.8%. She secured 499 marks out of 500. She is a student of Step By Step School, Noida, and is from the Humanities stream.

She scored 99 in English (Core), while in other subjects –Psychology, History, Geography and Economics — she scored 100.

The second position was bagged by another girl, Anoushka Chandra, also a humanities stream student from a school in Ghaziabad. She got 498 marks out of 500.

She scored 98 in English (Core) and 100 in History, Economics, Political science and Psychology.

The third position was held by seven students, including five girls, who got 497 marks out of 500, the officials said.

The best performing region was Trivandrum in Kerala with a pass percentage of 97.32 per cent. Chennai region’s pass percentage was second best at 93.87 per cent.

Delhi was at the third spot with 89 per cent pass percentage, the officials said.

Among different categories of schools affiliated to the CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalayas gave the best results with a pass percentage of 97.78, as opposed to 95.86 last year while private schools had the lowest pass percentage with 82.50.

A total of 12,737 candidates scored 95 per cent or above, whereas 72,599 candidates scored 90 per cent and above in the exam, the officials said.

The overall pass percentage of differently abled candidates was 87.52 per cent.

The topper among in differently abled students category was Vijay Ganesh from Palakkad, Kerala, securing 98.4 per cent. Pooja Kumari, from Dehradun, was second among the differently abled students with 97.8 per cent, while Lavanya Jha of DPS R K Puram came third with 97.4 per cent.

A total of 141 candidates in the differently abled category scored 90 per cent and above marks. Twenty-five candidates in the category scored 95 per cent and above.

The overall pass percentage of the Delhi region saw an increase from 88.37 per cent in 2017 to 89 per cent this year.

Pass percentage of candidates in foreign schools this year stood at 94.94 per cent as opposed to last year’s 92.02 per cent.

Number of candidates placed in compartment was 91,818.

Javadekar and Education Secretary Anil Swarup had words of encouragement for the students who did not fare well in the exams.

“I congratulate all those who succeeded. Those who did not succeed, I give them my best wishes because they should not lose heart. This is a temporary setback and they will put in more effort and succeed,” Javadekar said.

Swarup said that failures are stepping stones to success and should not bog one down.

“Results are a function of your effort. If you have put in that effort you will not fail. One failure doesn’t mean that you have failed. Every accomplished individual has failed on more occasions than one before succeeding. For them failures were stepping stones to success,” he posted on Twitter.

A candidate failing in one of the five subjects of external examination shall be placed in compartment in that subject provided he or she qualifies in all the subjects of internal assessment. The candidate would have to appear in the compartmental examination later.

Over 11 lakh students had registered for the Class 12 examination, which was marred with controversy over the paper leak issue.

The board had conducted a re-test of Class 12 economics paper on April 25, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage and confusion among students across the country..PTI


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