Chennai tops in CBSE class XII exam

The Chennai region has topped the country in pass percentage in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s class 12 board exams this year. Releasing the results on Monday, CBSE said 91.32% of students who took the exam in the region had passed, well above the national average of 81.71%.

Chennai topped the list of overall pass percentage with 91.32%, followed by Ajmer with 85.5%. Delhi stood third with a pass percentage of 85.45%.

The region, which scored over the national average on almost all parameters, but, saw a dip when compared to the performance in 2010. Also, pass percentage saw a dip from last year as did the individual pass percentages of boys and girls.

In Chennai, at least five students notched aggregate scores of 487 and above.

  • The high scorers were S Divya of Modern Senior Secondary School in Nanganallur with 98.4%
  • K A Sumana of PS Senior Secondary School in Mylapore with 98.2%

Chennai tops in CBSE class XII exam

  • 1.84% increase in the overall pass percentage as compared to last year
  • 0.85% decrease in the pass rate in the Chennai region from last year’s 92.17%
  • 89.79% of boys who took the exam this year cleared it against 90.5% last year
  • Girls, this year’s pass percentage was 0.56% lower than last year’s 93.77%. This is still higher than the nationwide pass percentage – 77.83% for boys and 86.93% for girls.

The regional average seems to have dipped because of the poor show by private candidates, of whom a mere 43.16% passed. Last year, the average was 45.4%.

In all other categories, the regional figures were better than the national average. The pass percentage of students in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the region is higher than national average, with 94.73% of Kendriya Vidyalayas students and 98.32% of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas students successful.

The Chennai region recorded a 16-year high in the All-India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination in 2010. The number of students in the region increased by 9% this year, while there was a nearly 10% increase in the overall number of candidates across the country.

As many as 7,70,043 students appeared for the exam in eight regions, including Chennai that covers Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Daman and Diu. 62,587 students, including those from 970 schools, took the exam in 430 centres in Chennai region.

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