The pass percentage of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students from Maharashtra increa-sed to 92.77% from 90.35% last year. The state’s performance was better than the pass percentage across India that slipped to 80.19% from last year’s 80.88%. Results for CBSE Class 12 were declared on Monday.
The CBSE divides the country into eight regions, of which the Chennai region (includes Maharashtra) had the highest pass percentage of 90.59%, followed by Delhi region (85.40%) and Bhubaneswar (83.72%).
In the Chennai region, 67,707 students appeared for the Class 12 exam, of which 9,996 students were from Maharashtra. “The region has schools with good infrastructure, experienced teachers. The competitive spirit is high which is why the region has done well,” said DT Sudharsan Rao, regional officer, Chennai region.
From 10 states and union territories in the Chennai region, Maharashtra stood fifth. Goa was first with a pass percentage of 97.21%.
CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said they do not compare results across regions, but the overall results have been good. “More than 9,000 students have scored 90% and above,” Joshi said.