If the top performers in Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class 12 exam surprised you, wait till you read about the Class 10 results.
A whopping 1,68,541 students from across India -- 85,316 boys and 83,225 girls—scored a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average or CGPA score in the Class 10 exam, results for which were announced on Saturday.
With a pass percentage of 96.36, girl students outperformed boys (96.11%) this year too. The overall pass percentage this year is 96.21, marginally lower than last year’s 97.32%.
Area-wise, the Thiruvanathpuram area was ahead of other regions with a pass percentage of 99.87 followed by Chennai region which had a pass percentage of 99.69.
A total of 14,91,293 candidates were registered for Class 10 examination, an increase of about 8.5% candidates over last year.
Category wise, the Central Government run Jawahar Navodyaya Vidyalayas have scored a pass percentage of 98.87 followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas which have a pass percentage of 98.85. Independent schools have a pass percentage of 97.72, while government schools have a pass percentage of 86.61.
Girls outperform boys
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. 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 the region, yet it stood fourth, behind Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai and Guwahati with an overall pass percentage of 99.87, 99.69 and 98.04, respectively.
Last year a total of 94,474 students scored a perfect 10 CGPA (49,392 boys; 45,082 girls). While the number of boys, who have scored 10 CGPA is more, girls have done better in terms of pass percentage.
A total of 14,91,293 candidates were registered for Class X examination which amounted to an increase of about 8.5% candidates over the last year. Differently abled candidates also did well in the exam with 95.18% of them clearing it.
According to data shared by CBSE, 85.62% students of Government aided schools have passed. In terms of scoring a perfect 10 CGPA score, independent schools take the lion’s share with 1,51,061 of their students falling in this category. 12,719 KV and 3209 JNV students also scored, a CGPA score of 10.
The figures of government schools in this regard are not as impressive with 1,242 students from government schools and 307 students from government aided schools scoring a perfect 10 CGPA.
In Odisha region, 96.27% students passed in the CBSE Class 10 examination. Over 75,000 students appeared in the exam in the region comprising three states of Odisha, West Bengal and Chhatisgarh.
The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools had a pass percentage of 99.23% followed by Kendriya Vidyalaya’s 97.1%
Odisha was ahead with a pass percentage of 98.56 as compared to West Bengal’s 95.94% and Chhatisgarh’s 94.81%.