New Delhi : The trend of girls outshining boys in the Central Board of Secondary (CBSE) examinations continued with the Class 12 results being announced Friday.
While girls had a pass percentage of 85.02 percent, boys were worse off with 77.37 percent.
Of the 503,161 candidates, 80.64 percent passed the crucial examination – an increase of 1.09 percent from last year.
The overall pass percentage in Chennai region is 91.39 percent, the highest in the five regions of Ajmer, Delhi, Panchkula, Guwahati and Allahabad.
While Ajmer registered 85.18 percent, Panchkula recorded 83.56 percent, Delhi region followed with 81.93 and Allahabad with 76.17 percent. Guwahati region is at the bottom of the list with 58.20 percent of the students passing out.
This year, students from 4,789 schools took the Class 12 examinations in India and abroad, an increase of 9.59 percent over last year. The exams were conducted at 2,276 centres, of which 33 were overseas.