The number of students who cleared the CBSE's Class-12 examination from the region this year has increased as compared to 2012. As per the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the increase in the number of schools and with more and more students concentrating on competitive examinations led to good marks. The pass percentage has increased by nearly 2%. The pass percentage in 2013 is 82.1%, while it was 80.19% last year.
The region comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
"The competitive spirit is growing among the youth of the region and ever since there had been reforms in the education system, the students have started taking Class-12 exam seriously given the importance of the examination, as the marks do count be it in competitive arena or on general ground," said RJ Khanderao, CBSE's regional officer.
"Last year, lesser number of students had registered and appeared in the exam, while in 2013 the number of students who had registered and those who appeared increased considerably. The number of students who passed the exam have also increased by around 10,000," added Khanderao.
The number of girls appearing in the exam has increased considerably and their pass percentage is higher than boys. This year, 81,778 boys registered for the exam but only 63,142 were declared pass, whereas the number of girls who appeared in the exam was 59,726, of which 52,300 passed the exam. "Girls have outshone boys and this is a very good progress in the region," said Khanderao.
Year Registered Appeared Passed
2012 1,25,548 1,24,326 98,115
2013 1,41,504 1,39,967 11,5442