Girls outshine boys with 88.70% pass pc

CBSE class 12 examination

New Delhi, May 02 (PTI):
Girls outshone boys in the CBSE class 12 examination, the results of which were declared on Thursday way ahead of schedule, with Thiruvananthapuram region recording the highest pass percentage.
“Girls have a pass percentage of 88.70 which is 9 percentage points more than that of boys’ 79.40 per cent. Transgenders have a pass percentage of 83.3 per cent,” a senior board officials said. The board’s Thiruvananthapuram region has the highest pass percentage at 98.20 followed by Chennai at 92.93 per cent and then Delhi at 91.87 per cent. Toppers Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar scored 499 out of 500 marks. Rishikesh’s Gaurangi Chawala, Raebareli’s Aishwarya and Bhavya from Jind bagged the second rank, scoring 498 out of 500 marks. Neeraj Jindal and Mehak Talwar from Delhi are among 18 students to rank third in the exams The pass percentage in Delhi has improved from last year’s 89 per cent. Foreign schools affiliated to CBSE have also improved their pass percentage from 94.94 to 95.43 per cent.
The CBSE’s class 12 examination began on February 16, earlier than previous years. The results, which is usually announced by the third week of May, is also being announced earlier than scheduled, the official explained.
A total 12.05 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination and an increase of 0.39 per cent in the pass percentage has been registered.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results have been announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination.
The Class 12 examination began on February 16, earlier than previous years. The results, which is usually announced by the third week of May, is also being announced earlier than scheduled.
Around 13 lakh students appeared for the examination.

‘Stayed away from social media, focused on each subject’

New Delhi: Ghaziabad’s Hansika Shukla, who has topped the CBSE class 12 examination with 499 marks has only one regret–scoring 99 in English.
Shukla who has scored 100 each in history, political science, psychology and Hindustani vocals, says she followed a no social media policy ahead of the examinations.
“I am on cloud nine as I had not expected this kind of result but now I feel it would have been perfect to get one more mark and have 100 in English. I regret that now,” Shukla told PTI.
While her mother is an associate professor at a college in Ghaziabad, her father works as a secretary in the Rajya Sabha.
Student of DPS Ghaziabad, Shukla said, “Whenever I wanted to relax I listened to music but I followed a no social media policy because it is a huge distraction.”
“I never took any tuition but followed a disciplined routine on my own and cleared my concepts in the school itself,” she added.
Sharing similar marks with her is Muzaffarnagar’s Karishma Arora who chose dance over music to relax during her free time.
“I am not much of a sports person. I like to dance when I am free and want to relax,” Arora said. Coincidentally, both the toppers want to pursue psychology honours for their undergraduate studies.While Shukla will be preparing for the Indian Foreign Services exam after her graduation, Arora said she likes to set short term goals and hasn’t thought about her future plans yet.

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