Months of anxiety for more than a million students has ended with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announcing the crucial Class 12 examination results .
Here are 10 things to know about the results:
1) With an overall pass percentage of 88.58, girls performed better compared to the boys’ 78.85. The pass percentage for boys in 2015 was 81.59%, while it was 90.87% for girls.
2) Sukriti Gupta of Montfort School in west Delhi secured 99.4% marks to top the exam. Gupta, a science stream student, scored full marks in Physics and Chemistry and got 99 out of 100 in English, Mathematics and Computer Science each. She aggregated 497 out of 500.
3) Palak Goyal of Tagore Public School, Kurukshetra, stood second in the all-India ranking, securing just one mark less than Gupta. She scored 99.2%.
4) According to CBSE, 83.05% students cleared the examination this year against 82% last year.
5) Thiruvananthapuram recorded the highest pass percentage of 97.61%, followed by Chennai at 92.63%.
6) Over 10 lakh students had appeared in the examinations that began on March 1 and concluded on April 22.
7) In the differently abled category, Mudita Jagota of DAV Public School, Faridabad, stood first with 97% marks, Siddhartha Biswas of Kendriya Vidyalaya School, RK Puram, Delhi, came second and Rakshit Malik of Amity International School, Noida, stood third.
8) About 2.38% more candidates had registered for the examinations this year compared to the last year.
9) Government schools fared better than private schools in the exam. The central government-run Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) school students have scored a pass percentage of 95.43%, much above the national average of 83.05 while the pupils of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV), which are established in rural areas, have done even better with a pass percentage of 96.73%. Independent private schools showed a pass percentage of 82.40% which is better than their score last year of 81.08%, but still behind many government schools.
With inputs from agencies