CHANDIGARH FARED badly in the Class XII examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by finishing third in the tricity.
The pass percentage of Chandigarh dropped this year to 74.92 per cent which was 78.68 per cent in 2015. A total of 18,674 students – both boys and girls – had registered for the exam out of which only 13,991 cleared the exam.
Panchkula recorded highest pass percentage with figure of 89.78 per cent. Last year, the pass percentage was 88.13 per cent. As per the result compiled by CBSE, 1,272 students of different streams appeared in exam and 1,142 passed the exam. Mohali recorded the second highest pass percentage in the Tricity.
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82.24%, which was 80.49% last year. As many as 1505 students out of 1830 passed the exam.
A total of 9,169 girls appeared out of which 82.96% cleared the exam, while As many as 12,280 boys appeared out of which 72.43 % managed to clear the examination.
Government schools put up poor show
The government schools in Chandigarh were the worst performers with a pass percentage of mere 68.30 per cent. As many as 11,465 students appeared in the exams in different streams out of which only 7831 passed. There are around 40 government senior secondary schools in city. All the 38 students who appeared from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) cleared the exam, while private schools having 6,539 students recorded pass percentage of 84.34 per cent. In Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), 582 (95.88 per cent) out of 607 passed the exam.
There are no CBSE affiliated government schools in Panchkula. Private schools, JNV and KVS registered 87 per cent, 100 per cent and 95 per cent pass percentage.
‘Will look into results’
UT director school education (DES) Rubinderjit Singh Brar said the reasons for the poor results would be looked into and corrective measures taken. “We will do a comprehensive stream-wise analysis to ascertain the reasons,” said Brar.