Eleven disabled students were among 15,839 children who secured above 90 per cent in class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams.
According to CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma, a total of 1,034 students with disability - 225 blind, 35 deaf, 564 physically handicapped, 12 spastic children and 225 students with dyslexia - appeared for the class 12 exams this year.
“Of these, 916 children passed and 11 - eight boys and three girls - scored above 90 per cent,” Sharma said.
Of the eleven special children who scored over 90 per cent, seven were from Chennai where 185 students with disability had taken the exams. Two children were from the capital where the highest number - 485 disabled kids - had appeared for the exams. The remaining two were from Allahabad and Panchkula respectively.
The CBSE Class 12 board exam results were declared for the Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad zones at 10 am on Friday. For the Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula regions, the results were declared on Wednesday.
For the first time this year, the CBSE had designated educators to answer the queries of disabled students who were taking the class 10 and 12 board exams.