8,252 score over 90 percent in CBSE Class 12 exams (Second Lead)

May 23rd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) As many as 8,252 students have scored 90 percent and above in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams, in which girls once again outshone boys, officials said Friday. “The number of students who have scored above 90 percent is 8,252. Last year 8,111 students had scored such marks,” said CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly.

Of the total candidates, who scored 90 percent or above, 4,190 are girls. Of the 384 candidates who scored 95 percent or above, 193 are girls and 191 are boys, Ganguly said.

This year, 549,344 candidates registered for the CBSE Class 12 board exams in India and abroad - an increase of 9.18 percent since last year. The overall pass percentage is 80.91.

In Delhi alone, 160,414 students had appeared for the exams.

Ganguly said of the 8,252 students who have scored 90 percent or above, 2,266 are from Delhi. Of these, 92 Delhi students have got above 95 percent - 50 girls and 42 boys.

The chairman said that like previous years, girls have performed better than boys. The total pass percentage of girls in CBSE Class 12 exams this year is 85.44, while that of boys is 77.59.

Of the six zones, Chennai topped the list with the highest pass percentage of 91.39 percent, followed by Ajmer (85.18 percent), Delhi (83.69 percent), Panchkula (80.8 percent), Allahabad (75.23 percent) and Guwahati (63.24 percent).

Ganguly said Allahabad and Panchkula zones faired poorly in the exams as compared to their previous year’s performance.

“At least 49 students have been caught (for being) involved in malpractices during the examinations of which 23 are from the Allahabad region. All of them will be punished depending on the gravity of their offence,” Ganguly added.

Though CBSE had declared the results of three regions (Chennai, Panchkula and Ajmer) Wednesday, the board Friday gave details of all six zones (the earlier three and Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad) and those of foreign schools.

The CBSE chairman said that there was a slight dip in the performance of students in the Gulf region. “While 93.29 percent had passed last year, this year 92.63 percent students were declared successful.”

Ganguly told IANS: “There was a change in the question pattern this year. The new concept of High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) can be blamed for the dip in performance.”

He, however, said that HOTS was a good way to judge the skill and efficiency of students and with time it would benefit students. There were 6,989 candidates from 59 schools in Gulf countries who had appeared for the Class 12 board examinations in March.

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