A total of 1,68,541 students, out of 14,31,861 who cleared the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 board examination, scored a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average or CGPA score.
There were 85,316 boys and 83,225 girls in the list of perfect scorers this year.
This year’s numbers are better than that of last year’s when 94,474 students, including 49,392 boys and 45,082 girls, got the perfect score.
While the number of boys with 10 CGPA is more, girls have done slightly better in terms of pass percentage. Girls secured a pass percentage of 96.36 against 96.11% boys who passed. Last year, the pass percentage of girls was 98.1 while 98% boys cleared the exams.
Differently-abled candidates also did well in the exam with 95.18% of them clearing it.
The overall pass percentage stood at 96.21, a dip from last year’s 97.32%. This year, there was an 8.5% increase in the number of students who registered for Class 10 examination.
Region-wise, Thiruvananthapuram was ahead of other regions with a pass percentage of 99.87 followed by Chennai which followed closely with 99.69.
The central government-run Jawahar Navodyaya Vidyalayas (JNV) and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) have done better than independent and governments schools in terms of pass percentage.
The Navodyaya Vidyalayas scored a pass percentage of 98.87 followed by KVs where 98.85% students cleared the exam. The pass percentage for independent schools is 97.72 and that for government schools stood at 86.61.
According to CBSE, 85.62% students of government-aided schools have passed.
In terms of scoring a perfect 10, independent schools took the lion’s share with 1,51,061 of their students falling in this category. While 12,719 KV students scored 10 CGPA, 3,209 got the perfect grade in Navodyaya Vidyalayas.
The figures of government schools in this regard are not as impressive with 1,242 students from government and 307 students from government-aided schools scoring the perfect 10.