AT A time when students are busy preparing for competitive exams, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its Class XII results on Saturday. From the Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, 56,324 students had appeared for the exams.
With a pass percentage of 92.63, the Chennai region is second to the Thiruvananthapuram region where 97.61 per cent students passed the exams.
Across the country, girls fared better than boys as 88.58 per cent have passed the exams compared to 78.85 per cent boys. In the Chennai region too, girls have marginally outdone boys with a pass percentage of 93.92 compared to 91.63 per cent among boys. With 100 in Maths and Computer Science, 99 in Chemistry and 97 in English and Physics, 19-year-old Neel Kapoor from Apeejay School, Nerul, scored 98.6 per cent.
“Studying regularly through the year helped,” he said. Suyas Vanarase from Ryan International School, Kandivli, who secured 96.2 per cent in Science too, said regular studies helped him understand the concepts better.
“Students fared exceptionally well in Biology and Chemistry. Two of our students secured full marks in each of these subjects,” said Anjali Bowen, Principal of Ryan International School, Kandivli. She said several students had secured between 95 and 99 marks in these subjects.
In Commerce, students have done well in Accounts, said Nikita Bajaj, Headmistress of senior secondary section, R N Poddar School.
Principal of Apeejay School, Nerul, said all the 127 students who appeared the exams passed and 97 of them secured more than 75 per cent.
St Joseph’s High School, Panvel, too recorded 100 per cent. Several students had complained of an unusually tough Maths paper this year and the CBSE had assured students of lenient correction.
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Uzair Chhapra from Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri, has scored 95 in Maths and an aggregate of 95.6 per cent. He had not expected more than 90 in Maths owing to the tough paper and said the correction had been lenient.
With an aggregate of 95.2 per cent, the topper of St Joseph’s High School, Panvel, Pragya Jain scored 98 per cent marks in Maths. She was satisfied with her Maths marks but expecting better in English. Vishakha Ramesh, Commerce topper of R N Poddar School, Santacruz, scored a 95 in her Maths paper.
“After seeing how tough the paper was, I am quite happy with my scores,” said Vishakha, who scored 97.8 per cent. Most of the toppers are busy preparing for competitive exams.
While Neel, Pragya and Uzair are vying for a spot in one of the Indian Institutes of Technology through the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) to be held on Sunday, Suyas is awaiting the results of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. Vishakha is awaiting the results of Common Law Admission Test.
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