Girls outperformed boys this year too in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Patna region in the Class 10 examination, results for which were declared by the board on Saturday.
With a pass percentage of 98.03, girl students were marginally ahead of boys (97.80). In 2015, the pass percentage among girls was 98.1% against 98% of boys.
There were 170 differently-abled candidates who registered this year and 164 out of them passed with an overall pass percentage of 96.47.
With an overall pass percentage of 97.88, the Patna region of CBSE, comprising schools of Bihar and Jharkhand, bagged the fourth position out of the total ten regions. However, last year, the pass percentage was 98.10 in Patna region, yet it stood fourth, behind Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai and Guwahati with an overall pass percentage of 99.87, 99.69 and 98.04, respectively.
In the Patna region, which covers all schools of Bihar and Jharkhand, 158622 candidates -- 105817 boys and 52805 girls -- appeared for the exam. Out of this, only 51767 girls and 103493 boys passed the examination. The rest are eligible for improvement of performance (EIOP). The examination was conducted over 239 centres in which 997 schools appeared.