New Delhi : A record 8,120 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students have scored over 90 percent marks this year – a whopping 50 percent increase than in 2006 – as the board declared the results Friday.
CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly said this year 8,120 students, including 4,203 girls, have scored more than 90 percent as compared to 5,412 students last year.
"What is more interesting is that 549 students scored 95 percent and above. Of these students, 289 are from the Chennai region," Ganguly told reporters.
Of the total number of students scoring above 90 percent include 1,694 (954 girls and 740 boys) from the national capital. Moreover, 62 students (31 girls and 31 boys) from Delhi even scored 95 percent and above.
A total of 4,165 candidates nationwide have been given merit certificates of which 801 are from Delhi region. Of the 801 students, 123 are from government-run schools, 15 from government-aided schools, 36 from Kendriya Vidyalayas (also known as Central Schools), and the rest 626 are from private independent schools.
A total of 1,146 candidates across the country have scored 100 out of 100 in mathematics, of which 234 are from Delhi. Students in the national capital have done exceptionally well in Mathematics, Economics, Accountancy, and Computer Science.
In Delhi, 11 students have got merit certificates in English, 76 in Hindi, 109 in Economics, 69 in Business Studies, 78 in Accountancy, 30 in Physics, 13 in Chemistry, seven in Political Science, eight in Biology, 74 in Computer Science, 55 in History and one in Geography.
The result of the Delhi government schools has also improved significantly this year with an 82.71 pass percentage – an increase of 4.66 percent than 2006.