22 May : Girls were on the top again in the CBSE class 12th examinations with one from Faridabad near the capital and another from Mumbai sharing the top honours with 98.4 pc marks each while 81 pc of the total 6.37 lakh examinees cleared the test.Tannvi Aggrawal from Apeejay School, Faridabad, and Mritika Sen of Rajhans Vidyalaya Andheri West, Mumbai, emerged toppers securing 492 marks out of 500 each.
While Aggrawal is from Commerce stream, Sen wrote the papers in Science stream, the CBSE said.Girls registered a pass percentage of 85.94 against 77.40 of boys.
In Delhi region, Subhasis Bhadra of DPS R K Puram secured the first position with 490 marks in Science stream while Priyanka Bagai of Convent of Jesus and Mary, Central Delhi, topped in the Commerce stream with 488 marks.A total of 6,37,976 students were registered for this year’s exam. This year’s pass percentage marks an increase of 0.09 percent over the pass rate of last year.
Chennai region registered the best performance by students as 92.06 percent cleared the test.Over 86 percent candidates got through in Ajmer region followed by 84.25 percent clearing the test in Delhi region.
As many as 1,020 students, including 544 girls, secured over 95 percent marks. Similarly, 15,839 students, including 8,059 girls, got over 90 percent marks.
About 82 percent students of government schools have cleared the test. There were about 2.6 lakh girl students who appeared in the test from six regional centres in the country.
Unfair means during Class XII exam in Delhi, Allahabad highest
Delhi and Allahabad regions have registered maximum number of cases of students resorting to unfair means during the Class XII exam, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Both Delhi and Allahabad witnessed 16 cases each as the Board registered a total of 58 such cases across the country.
Guwahati came at the bottom of the list with only three cases preceded by Chennai and Ajmer with four and five cases respectively. Panchkula reported 14 cases.
Delhi had witnessed eight such cases last year, while Allahabad had reported 23 cases as all regions had registered 49 instances of malpractice.
This year about 81 percent students cleared the test, conducted in 5614 centres in six regions of CBSE from 2nd March to 2nd April.