New Delhi: In a major shift from the trend over decades, boys in the national capital have outperformed girls by a margin of nearly 6% in this year’s class XII CBSE results.
While the pass percentage of boys has improved from last year’s 82.5% to 91.03%, the percentage of girls passing in the examination has dropped from 91.71 to 85.67%. However, girls have continued with the trend nationally even as CBSE registered a dip of over 1% in the all-India pass percentage as against last year’s figure.
The results for the Class XII examination were declared by CBSE on 29 May after it decided to not cause any further delay due to the High Court’s intervention in scrapping of the moderation policy of awarding grace marks.
This year, Delhi’s performance improved by over 1% as the national capital recorded a pass percentage of 88.37% while it was 87.01% last year.
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Delhi government schools’ pass percentage stood at 88.27%, while private schools recorded 79.27 pass percentage, CBSE officials said.
The national capital secured the third rank in region- wise result with Trivandrum and Chennai topping the tally. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia congratulated the students on their performance.