CBSE Class XII pass percentage dips, Noida girl tops with 99.6 pc
After an anxious wait for students and parents with the CBSE and the courts at loggerheads over the marks moderation policy, the board finally released the results for the class XII board examinations on Sunday.
Noida based Amity International school student Raksha Gopal from arts stream topped with 99.6 percent. Chasing the top spot, hot on her heels the second position was bagged by Chandigarh student Bhumi Sawant, a science student, while Aditya Jain and Mannat Luthra, both commerce students were tied at the third spot.
Soon after the toppers list was released the HRD minister Prakash Javdekar had personally called and congratulated the students on their stellar performance.
This year had seen a 1.03 percent drop in the pass percentage with 82.02 percent students passing compared to previous year's 83.05 percent. A total of 10,20,762 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exams this year. Delhi had the highest number of students—2,58,321— who had registered for the Class 12 exams.
Girls continued to dominate the CBSE examinations, as they managed to outperform their male counterparts by a margin of 9.5 percent. Girls have secured a pass percentage of 87.50 while boys have secured a pass percentage of 78.
The pass percentage for the CBSE Class 12 results 2017 stood at 82.02 per cent. The percentage has dipped by 1.5 per cent this year as compared to the previous year's 83.05 per cent.
The city of Thiruvanthanapuram had the highest pass percentage of 95.62 per cent followed by Chennai with a pass percentage of 92.6 and Delhi with a pass percentage of 88.37.
The top three toppers may be from private schools, however, according to the data released by CBSE, the Government schools stole a march over their private counterparts. The highest pass percentage among schools is for Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas at 95.73%, while the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) have the 2nd highest pass percentage at 94.60. The pass percentage for private institutions stood at 79.27 percent.
With the marks moderation policy it was expected that many students could see a spike in their results, however, The number of students scoring above 90% this year is 63,247, while 10,091 students crossed the 95 percent threshold.
14,743 students from foreign schools had appeared for the exams from international schools and an overwhelming 92.02 percent of the students passed the exam. The differently- abled students were also not far behind as 86.60 percent of the 2,449 students who appeared passed the exam with 125 students crossing 90 percent.