Class 12 pass percentage 80.91, girls outshine boys yet again

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New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) The overall pass percentage for CBSE class 12 examination results this year again showed an upward trend at 80.91 per cent, though on marginal at 0.27 per cent from last year, with girls yet again outdoing boys by a whopping eight per cent.

Announcing the results, CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly said the overall pass percentage for girls was 85.44 per cent while the boys lagged behind at a distant 77.59 per cent.

''The girls have done exceptionally well this year also...,'' he added.

The Chairman attributed the marginal increase in the percentage to the introduction of the redesigned High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) question paper, based on the National Curriculum Framework--2005.

''The new papers focussed more on analysis and application...

the result is a reflection of our classroom teaching and teachers.

This year was a challenge for students but they have still done well,'' he added.

Among the six regions, Chennai bagged the top honours with over all percentage of 92.84 per cent followed by Ajmer at 87.52 per cent and Delhi at a close third of 86.10 per cent.

The fourth slot went to Panchkula (81.75) with Allahabad (78.23) managing the fifth position and Guwahati (66.28) the sixth.

In the Delhi region, the pass percentage was 83.69 per cent against the previous year's 81.93 per cent with the girls again maintaining a lead over their male counterpart at 86.93 per cent.

The overall pass percentage for boys in the region was 80.65 per cent.

Chennai region's pass percentage stood at 91.75 per cent.

More than 5,49,344 pupils, appeared for the class 12 examinations, which was held from March 1 to April 2. The figure recorded an increase of 9.18 per cent from 2007.

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