CBSE 12th Result 2017: The day of reckoning for 10,20,762 students from 10,673 schools who appeared for Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class XII exams came today. The Central Board declared the exam results less than a month after the exams ended on April 29. The exams began on March 9 after a delay owing to assembly elections in five states. The exams had been conducted in 3504 schools across the country and 10,76,761 had registered for the school leaving exams. Noida’s Raksha Gopal, a student of Amity International School, scored 498 out of 500 to be crowned this year’s Class 12 topper. Raksha missed out on a perfect score by just 2 marks. However, four of the top five highest scorers come from Chandigarh, including two students from the same school.
Significantly, in an indication that the competition for the higher education seats will be tough, 10,091 students scored over 95 percent in the exam and 63,247 students scored over 90 percent.
Even with four of the five toppers coming from the city, Chandigarh failed to be in the top three regions for passing percentage. Thiruvananthapuram took the cake for the region with the best passing percentage. Thiruvananthapuram had a passing percentage of 95.62 percent, which is 13 percent more than the national average. The region with the second highest pass percentage, Chennai also comes from down south. Chennai had a pass percentage of 92.60. The National Capital ranked third in terms of highest pass percentage, a pass rate of with 88.37 percent.
Sticking with the trend, this year too, girls outshone boys in the Class XII exams although the pass percentage for both boys and girls fell. This year 87.50 percent girls who appeared for the exams cleared it in comparison to last year’s 88.58 percent. The pass percentage for boys was 78 percent, down from 78.85 percent last year.
A total of 2517 differently abled children registered for the examination, out of which 2449 students sat for the exam, of which 2123 students cleared the exam with a pass percentage off 86.69 percent.
This year too Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) delivered better results than private schools. The pass percentage for JNV the highest category for any type of schools is 95.73 percent, with Kendriya Vidyalayas at 94.60 percent. Independent schools had a pass percentage of 79.27 percent.