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Fewer cheating cases in exams this year

The number of cheating cases in the Central Board of Secondary Education Examination (CBSE) Class 12 exam saw a drop this year compared to last year.

delhi Updated: May 21, 2010 12:06 IST

The number of cheating cases in the Central Board of Secondary Education Examination (CBSE) Class 12 exam saw a drop this year compared to last year.

The board results were declared on Friday in Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad.

The number of cheating cases this year in the six regions - Ajmer, Panchkula, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai and Allahabad - totalled 43 against 58 last year, said CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma.

Allahabad, which had the highest number of cheating cases, reported 24 incidents. Delhi and Panchkula region had six cases each. Chennai reported the lowest incidence with only one case being reported.

The overall pass percentage of the CBSE Class 12 board exams saw a drop of 1.13 percent.

This year, 699,129 students - 408,367 boys and 290,762 girls - took the Class 12 board exams in the country and abroad.