New Delhi: Girl students outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 examinations, the results of which were released Thursday.
Girls recorded a pass percentage of 98.48 against the 97.98 percent for boys. This year, the overall pass percentage rose 98.19 from 96.61 in 2011.
“In total, 1,179,182 candidates were registered for class 10 examination this year (2012). This amounts for an increase of about 11 percent candidates over that of last year,” said a CBSE official statement.
“Overall percentage of candidates qualified for admission in higher classes is 99.45 in Chennai Region, which is the highest as compared to other regions,” the statement added.