The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced results for the Class X board exam, grades for which were accorded for the first time, as 89.28 per cent candidates cleared the test.
Girls continued to outscore boys in the board exam which will be abolished from next year.
Under the new grading system, the CBSE has introduced a nine-point scale -- A1 (91-100 marks), A2 (81-90), B1 (71-80), B2 (61-70), C1 (51-60), C2 (41-50), D (33-40), E1 (21-32) and E2 (20 and below). Those students who obtain the qualifying grades D and above in all subjects will be awarded qualifying certificate. CBSE has done away with the practice of declaring any candidate failed.
A total of 9.02,747 candidates had registered for the board exam held in March this year.
This year 89.28 per cent students have become eligible for qualifying certificate against 88.84 per cent of students clearing the test last year. While 90.68 per cent girls have become eligible for qualifying certificates, 88.30 per cent boys have cleared the test.
Chennai region has done better than other five regions with 96.18 per cent students becoming eligible for qualifying certificates.