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Pass percentage down but CGPA 10 scorers up

delhi Updated: May 29, 2016 09:48 IST

NEW DELHI: The CBSE Class 10 Board results have thrown some interesting figures this year.

The number of students scoring 10 CGPA has increased when compared to the last three years even as the overall pass percentage has come down. The trend of girls outperforming boys continued.

The Central Board of Secondary Education on Saturday announced the results for its Class 10 board exams. A total of 14,89,021 students had appeared of which a total of 14,31,861 students passed the examination this year.

This year’s overall pass percentage stood at 96.21 — 96.36% for girls and 96.11% for boys.

The pass percentage is down this year. In 2015, the pass percentage was 97.32 and in 2014 it was 98.87.

The number of students scoring 10 CGPA has seen a huge jump this year compared to last year. This year a total of 1,68,541 students scored a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) — the highest marks — as against previous year’s 94,474. As many as 76,900 students had scored 10 CGPA in 2014.

A 10 CGPA indicates those students have scored between 91-100 percent in all five subjects.

The trend this year shows that after 10 CGPA, 8.4 CGPA was the marks that most students — a total of 63,973 — achieved.

The overall pass percentage of Thiruvanathapuram region this year was 99.87, the highest among all the regions. The Delhi region’s pass percentage stood at 91.76.

Looking at institution-wise performance, a total of 1,51,061 students of independent schools scored the maximum 10 CGPAs, followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas (12,719) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (3,209).

The compulsory Class 10 board exams was done away by CBSE four years ago and replaced by the CGPA system.

Though students have both the options, they mostly choose to opt for evaluation through the in-house Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and very few sit for the board exams.

First Published: May 29, 2016 09:48 IST