CBSE Class 12 results declared: Here are trends from previous years

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 21, 2016 11:21 IST
Results for the Central Board of Secondary Education’s 12th standard examination will be released at 12 noon on Saturday. (Sushil Kumar/ HT file photo)

Results for the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class 12 examination were declared on Saturday.

A total of 10,67,900 candidates registered for the exam which was held from March 1 this year. As the exam is a gateway to college admissions and subsequent higher studies, students, parents and educational institutes all wait for this results.

Over the years, the cut-off marks for admissions to the best colleges have pushed the threshold higher, with students losing out due to a difference of a decimal.

Read: CBSE declares 2016 Class 12 results, check your marks here

Here’s a quick take of the trends in CBSE results so far:

1) Girls have been outperforming boys in terms of pass percentages for decades

2) The highest score ever was Sarthak Agarwal’s 99.6% in 2014. The science student went on to study economics at Shri Ram College of Commerce. The college’s cut-off mark that year was 97.25% to 98.25% for general category candidates

3) Agarwal scored 100 in physics, chemistry, economics and maths. He scored 98 in English

4) The number of students scoring above 95% has been growing progressively. This figure makes a big difference to the Delhi University cut-off list

5) While private schools do better than government schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navoday Vidyalayas, which are government-run, are at par with private schools, and sometimes even better

6) Maths, psychology, physics and economics are among the highest scoring subjects. The top 0.1% of the students usually score this

7) While it is usually discouraged, CBSE has given students 100 out of 100 in English many times in the past

8) Last year, Bengaluru’s Arpita Guha scored a perfect 100 in English

9) 2015’s top scorer, M Gayatri, managed 496 of 500, earning a 99.2%

10) While the highest number of cheating cases were seen in Delhi in 2013 (25 cases) and 2014 (13 cases), it fell to three last year.

You can check your 2016 results on the official website .

Go to the Log in page and provide required details and your results will be displayed on the screen.


Click here to go directly to the log-in page.

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