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Girls outperform boys for 3rd year in CBSE

A total of 77.16 per cent students passed the annual CBSE Class X examinations.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 15:46 IST

A total of 77.16 per cent students passed the annual CBSE Class X examinations, 2.56 per cent higher than the previous year, with girls outperforming boys for the third consecutive year.

Girls continued their success story as they recorded a pass rate of 77.70 per cent while boys had a pass percentage of 76.77 per cent, CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly told reporters in New Delhi announcing the Class X results.

Out of the 6,32,014 students, including 3,66,694 boys and 2,65,320 girls, appearing for the examination as many as 4,87,650 students, including 2,81,505 boys and 1,02,146 girls have got through.

The pass rate of girls is 77.70 per cent against 76.77 by boys, Ganguly said.

"Girls have been performing better than boys for the last three years. This year also they have kept their record intact," he said.

As many as 21,002 students, including 10,617 boys and 10,385 girls have secured more than 90 per cent marks. Chennai region has the highest number of 6028 students with more 60 per cent marks followed by Allhabad region (5154) and Delhi region (4283).

Similarly, about 1677 students have scored over 95 per cent marks, including 888 girls and 789 boys. Highest number of 559 such students belong to Chennai region while 353 students are from Delhi figure in this list, Ganguly said.

First Published: May 27, 2006 08:44 IST