Chandigarh has fared the worst in tricity with about 24% students who appeared for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class-12 exam from the city failing to clear it.
Panchkula with pass percentage of 88.88% left behind its neighbours in the exams, results of which were declared on Monday. A total of 18,151 students appeared from Chandigarh across all streams, of which only 13,814 could pass the exams. The pass percentage dipped from 78.68% last year to 76.11%.
SAS Nagar, too, saw a decline in pass percentage. With 1,506 of 1,949 students clearing the exam, it recorded pass percentage of 77.27% as compared to 80.49% last year. Panchkula, meanwhile, saw a marginal improvement in pass percentage, as it stood at 88.13% last year. A total of 1,241 students appeared for the exams from Panchkula, with 1,103 securing pass marks.
Maintaining this trend, private schools in Panchkula with pass percentage of 86.44% left behind their counterparts in Chandigarh (81.28%) and SAS Nagar (76.30%).
Among Kendriya Vidyalayas, the Panchkula school got pass percentage of 97.14%, Chandigarh one recorded 96.22%, and the one in SAS Nagar secured 91.80%.
Panchkula-based Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (97.22%), however, was pipped to the top honours by its Chandigarh counterpart (97.40%).
GIRLS OUTSHINE BOYS YET AGAIN
Girls in the tricity performed better than boys. A total of 9,169 girls appeared for the exams, of which 7,607 managed to clear these, thus recording pass percentage of 82.96%. Only 72.43% of 12,172 boys, however, managed to secure pass marks.