As happens year after year, girls have once again outshone boys in the class 10 board examination results that were declared on Tuesday by the Ajmer region of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This is the first time in the history of the education board where class 10 results were announced earlier than class 12.
Out of a total of 1,38,950 students, 1,38,938 have successfully cleared the exams. About 35.74% students have passed the exams by scoring 75% and above. While 41.59% girls passed the exam with the same, the boys pass percentage in the same range remained at 32.08%.
Under different school categories, 43.96% students of the Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya (JNV) cleared the exam by scoring 75% and above outshining other schools, followed by the students of Kendriya Vidayalay with 34.61% students and Public School with 35.39% students clearing the exams in the in the same category. "The highest pass percentage of students with 75% and above is in JNVs. This shows that rural students are more talented than their peers in the urban areas," said Kamal Pathak, regional director, Ajmer.
Overall, 99.40% students have cleared the exam, and the rest will have to appear in the supplementary examination to be held in June-July, said the CBSE's press release.
Again, the girls out showed the boys with a pass percentage of 99.59%. The pass percentage for boys remained at 99.28%. The region declared the results for schools falling in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Dadar Nagar Haveli, and Rajasthan, said Pathak.
Among the category of schools in the Ajmer region, Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya students outshone the rest with a pass percentage of 99.78, followed by public schools (99.44%), government schools (99.63%) and Kendriya Vidyalayas with a pass percentage of 99.19.