The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its all India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class 12) results on Monday. Pass percentage of Chennai region, which includes Mumbai, dipped to 91.4% this year from 92.89%, but it bagged the second position across the country. The overall passing in the country was 82%.
Alrice Dorine Alva from Don Bosco School, Navi Mumbai made it to the national merit list with 471 out of 500, scoring 94.2%. The national topper was Vidhi Maheshwari from Chennai scoring 490 out of 500 and 98%.
Girls again fared better than boys with pass percentage of 92.13%, while boys registered 90.32% . This was in keeping with last year's trend, with girls scoring 93.13% and boys lagging behind with a little over 90%. It was the same across the country with girls scoring 87.56% and boys 77.77% this year.
Though the board had announced that the results will be out at 12 noon, schools were only able to access them after 12.50 pm. Students too had trouble accessing the results.
Unlike previous years, this year the results of all regions were announced on the same day. Since the last three years the board has been announcing the results of Chennai region first. Last year, Class 12 results were declared on May 26 for the region.
The post-result CBSE counselling will begin from 25th May and continue till June 8 from 8 am to 10 pm. The compartmental examination will be held on July 16.