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In class 12 CBSE, girls lead the way yet again

While 90.3% of girls passed the examination, the pass percentage of boys was 83.7%.

jaipur Updated: May 26, 2018 22:38 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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Girls of Ajmer region once again outshone boys in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 examinations. The region comprises schools falling in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

While 90.3% of girls passed the examination, the pass percentage of boys was 83.7%. The overall pass percentage of students in the region was 86.4%, an increase of two percent from last year.

In the Ajmer region, a total of 1,36,341 students appeared for the examination, out of which, 79,518 were boys and 56,823 were girls.

Over 86% students in the general category passed the examination. The pass percentage for SC students stood at 81.2%, while for ST and OBC it was 78.1% and 80.7% respectively.

Over 36% students passed with distinction. While 42 per cent of girls scored 75% marks and above, 33 per cent of boys managed to secure the score. 41% student from general category, 28.7% from SC, 21.4% from ST and 30.2% from OBC secured distinction.

Among government schools, 97.8% of students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) passed the examinations. Envisaged by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, JNVs are residential institutions run by central government to impart quality education to students from rural background.

85 % of students in Kendriya Vidyalayas and other government schools passed the examination.

First Published: May 26, 2018 22:37 IST