99.04: CBSE Class X sees highest- ever pass percentage

No merit list or merit certificate will be issued this year

New Delhi, August 3

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recorded the highest-ever pass percentage of 99.04 in the Class X exam results declared today with girls outshining boys by a slender margin of 0.35 per cent.

The pass percentage in case of girls and boys stood at 99.24 and 98.89, respectively. The number of students who scored above 95 per cent marks was 57,824, while 2,00,962 candidates scored between 90 and 95 per cent. Thiruvananthapuram region achieved the highest pass percentage of 99.99, followed by Bengaluru (99.96) and Chennai (99.94). According to Examination Controller Sanyam Bharwdaj, no merit list or merit certificates would be issued this year. In all, 17,636 candidates have been placed under compartment for which exams will be conducted between August 16 and September 15.

The number of Children with Special Needs scoring above 95% stood at 53, while 224 students in the category scored above 90% marks. The CBSE-affiliated schools abroad produced 99.92% results. Kendriya Vidyalayas and the schools under the Central Tibetan Schools Administration achieved 100% results, as against last year’s 99.23 and 93.67%, respectively.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas improved their pass percentage from 98.66 to 99.99 this year. The pass percentage of government and government-aided schools was 96.03 and 95.88%, respectively.

The pass percentage in case of private schools went up by over 6% as compared to the last year’s figures. — TNS

Girls outshine boys

99.24 is the pass percentage of girls

98.89 is the pass percentage of boys

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