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CBSE class X result declared; 13 students score 499/500

Girls continue to perform better than boys although the gap is marginally smaller

CBSE class X result declared; 13 students score 499/500
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New Delhi: Girls outperformed boys yet again in CBSE class 10 examination, in which the top rank was shared by 13 students with 499 out of 500 marks.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday announced the class 10 results and 91.10 per cent candidates cleared the examination, an improvement of 4.40 per cent since last year.

The pass percentage of girls was 92.45 per cent against last year's 88.67 per cent, while that of boys was 90.14 per cent against last year's 85.32 per cent.

Girls have done better than boys by 2.31 per cent. The pass percentage of transgender candidates was 94.74 per cent.

The second rank was bagged by 25 students who scored 498 out of 500 marks, while the third rank was shared by 59 students who got 497 marks.

"Proud of my young friends who have successfully cleared the CBSE Class X examinations. Wishing them the very best for their journey ahead. May these young minds continue making us proud," Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated students and also appreciated the hard work and sacrifice put in even by their teachers and parents.

Trivandrum zone outperformed others in pan India circuit with 99.85 pass percentage, with Chennai coming a close second at 99 per cent and Ajmaer third at 95.89. Delhi's pass percentage stood at 80.97.

While students from Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas had higher than average pass percentages of 99.5 percent and 98.6 percent respectively, students from government and government-aided schools lagged far behind, with pass percentages of just 77 percent and 72 percent respectively.

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated the students and the CBSE for declaring the results in record time. The results have been announced within 38 days of the conclusion of the examination. Last year, it took CBSE 55 days after the end of the exam to declare the results.

"CBSE will provide Class 10 digital academic documents (Marksheets, Migration Certificate and Pass Certificate) through its own academic repository 'Parinam Manjusha'," official said.

A CBSE press release said that, a total of 40, 296 candidates appeared from 98 exam centres in outside India. Out of them, 20, 077 were male candidates and 20, 219 were female candidates while 197 were candidates with special needs. CBSE had conducted the class 10th examination from February 21 to March 29. A total of 18, 27, 472 candidates were registered for the exam release added.

The highest number of candidates who registered for Class 10, Class 12 exams and overall were from Delhi. According to the statistics released by the board, 5,69,696 candidates had registered for CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations from Delhi.

This year maximum female candidates (2,72,271) appeared from Delhi and the maximum male candidates (3,38,613) appeared from Uttar Pradesh (UP). Twenty four students bagged the second rank in CBSE Class 10 results with 498 marks, while 58 students shared the third spot with 497 marks. Union Minister Smriti Irani tweeted that her daughter Zoish scored 82 per cent.

Siddhant Pengoriya from Lotus Valley International School in Noida, is among the 13 toppers who all scored 499 out of 500 in the exam. The names of the other toppers, each of whom are from a different school, are Divyansh Wadhwa, Yogesh Kumar Gupta, Ankur Mishra, Vatsal Varshney, Manya, Aryan Jha, Taru Jha, Bhavana Sivadas, Ish Madan among others.

With agency inputs

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