Lakhs of students on Wednesday appeared for the CBSE Class X and XII examinations at over 5,300 centres across the country.
Around 6.99 lakh candidates took their Class XII examination for physics while a number of students out of a
total of 9.02 lakh candidates in Class X took their exam in music.
According to CBSE, the number of students appearing for the Class X examination is 8.65 per cent more than last
year. Among the candidates, 5,33,715 are boys and 3,68,802 are girls.
For the Class XII examination, the increase in the number of candidates is 8.80 per cent.
In Delhi, 2.47 lakh students will sit for the Class X examination while 1.99 lakh will appear for Class XII test.
The figures this year account for an increase of 6.32 per cent and 9.28 per cent respectively compared to that of last year.
There will be 13,311 students appearing for the Class X and 8,596 candidates appearing for the Class XII
examinations in 56 and 45 centres abroad respectively.
The number of centres for Class X and Class XII in Gulf countries were 37 and 33 respectively.