Of the eight regions,Delhi continues to remain second last in the CBSE Class 10 results declared on Thursday. The region,however,bettered its overall performance by two percentage points when compared to last year.
Government schools in Delhi have fared better this year when compared to those in other regions.
The overall performance of government schools across regions has been slightly lower than the previous year.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the Capital recorded a 100 per cent pass percentile.
In the regular students category,Delhi ranks seventh with a pass percentage of 98.83 per cent among all regions a slip from last years sixth position.
There is a two percentage points improvement in the overall performance of students across all regions with girls outperforming boys yet again. While 98.48 per cent of the girls who took the exam qualified for higher classes,boys trailed by a mere 0.5 per cent.
Chennai has replaced Patna at the top spot with 99.45 per cent of the students in the region qualifying for higher classes. There are minor shifts in the ranks of all regions with the exception of Delhi (97.92%) and Guwahati (88.29%),the two regions which maintained their bottom spots.
Approximately 11.8 lakh students (regular and private) took the CBSE Class 10 exams this year,of which 68,431 students have secured a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 10. More than half of them (50.2 per cent) are girls.
More than two lakh students scored a CGPA between 9
CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma said irrespective of stream and school-based assessment,all students will receive uniform certificates as per their grades.
CBSEs second phase of counselling (post-exam) has already begun and will continue till June 7. This is to address post-exam related psychological problems that children may face.
For the first time this year,CBSE will provide evaluated answer sheets on request as per the August 9,2011,decision of the Supreme court till the 31st day from the declaration of results. This year,approximately 60 per cent students appeared for the school-based assessment while 40 per cent appeared for the Board-based examinations.