CBSE exams: Girls outshine boys again

84.41 per cent of girls have passed in the Class XII examination whereas the figure for boys stand at 75.93 per cent.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 13:42 IST

Girls have as usual outperformed boys in the Class 12 examination results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday, with the overall pass percentage being 79.55 per cent.

Of the six CBSE zones where examinations were held in March, Chennai topped the results tally followed by Ajmer and Delhi respectively. A total of 454,480 students, including 190,759 girls, had appeared in the exams at 2,240 centres in India and abroad.

While a slight increase of 1.75 per cent was noted in the overall pass percentage, CBSE officials said 84.41 per cent of girls passed in the exams whereas the figure for boys stood at 75.93 per cent.

Officials also said the pass percentage of regular students was at 82.31 per cent and for private students who were not enrolled in schools but took the CBSE exam it stood at 37.53 per cent.

This year, for the first time, an extra 15 minutes of "cool off" time was given to students before the exam began so that the students could relax.

CBSE officials said the Class 10 examination results would also be declared soon.

First Published: May 23, 2006 08:34 IST