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CBSE Class-12 results: Girls again outdo boys in region

Girls in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, J&K and Chandigarh have pass percentage of 90.66% as against 81.85% of boys

punjab Updated: May 26, 2018 21:43 IST
Vivek Gupta
Vivek Gupta
Hindustan Times
Students celebrate after the declaration Class-12 results at DAV International School in Amritsar on Saturday.
Students celebrate after the declaration Class-12 results at DAV International School in Amritsar on Saturday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Girls again outdid boys in overall percentage from the Panchkula region comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class-12 examination, the results of which were declared on Saturday.

Girls have a pass percentage of 90.66% as against 81.85% of boys.

As many as 81,136 girls appeared in the exam, of whom 73,556 passed. A total of 1,06,616 boys appeared in the exam and 87,265 of them got through.

Meanwhile, the pass percentage of both girls and boys is better than that of the last year, which was 89.60% and 79.40% respectively.

OVERALL PASS PERCENTAGE MORE THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

Of the 1,87,752 lakh students who appeared in the examination from the region, 1,60,821 got through with an overall percentage of 85.66%, which is higher than the national average of 83.01%.

CBSE regional officer RJ Khanderao told HT that the region’s pass percentage is much better than last year when 83.70% students passed the exam as compared to 85.65% this year.

J&K SCHOOLS TOP IN REGION

Schools enrolled in Jammu and Kashmir region have topped in terms of pass percentage (95.47%) in the region followed by Himachal Pradesh (89.84%), Punjab (86.33%) and Haryana (85.40%). UT is at the bottom in the region with 79.35%.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS FARE BETTER

Private schools again fared better than government schools with an overall pass percentage of 86.35%. The government schools’ pass percentage is 74%. Girls studying at private schools have a pass percentage of 91% as compared to 78% in government schools.