The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for the 8,157,49 students who wrote the Class XII exams,on Monday. Officials reported a dip of 0.69 per cent in the overall pass percentage.
In the Delhi region,2,28,466 students took the exam from 1,475 schools; 1,95,101 passed the exam.
According to officials,75.80 per cent of the boys who appeared in the exams cleared it while the girls fared much better with a pass percentage of 86.21 per cent.
Chennai has once again secured the highest pass percentage among eight regions of CBSE,while Delhi is second with a pass percentage of 85.4. Both regions maintained their top positions even as the pass percentage slipped marginally. Allahabad region went from the sixth to the eight position,and Guwahati gained two ranks to become number six.
Central schools in Delhi recorded the best performance with a pass percentage of 95.53 per cent in the Kendriya Vidyalayas and 91.20 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
The two sets of schools,however,slipped from their previous years performance. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have gone down by approximately 5 percentage points and Kendriya Vidyalayas by 0.10 per cent.
The all-India topper is Mohammad Ismat from Manipur,who scored 99 per cent in the Science stream. Navya Singla topped the Commerce stream in the country,scoring 98 per cent.
Anant Srinivas Subramanian from Delhi Private School,Sharjah,topped the Delhi region among the overseas students with a score of 491/ 500. Kshitij Jain from Delhi Public School,RK Puram,topped the Delhi region (local) in the Science stream with an aggregate of 98 per cent.
A total of 987 students will receive merit certificates from CBSE for scoring 100 per cent marks in mathematics,which is a drop from last years 1,448. Also,546 in economics,580 in physics,and 844 students in business studies will receive merit certificates based on subject specific cut-offs. Overall,more than 8,000 students will receive merit certificates.
A dream come true,say city toppers
Science (DPS,RK Puram)
I was shocked. I did not expect to get such high marks, says Kshitij,who apart from being among the toppers in the city also holds 402 rank in IIT-JEE. He wants to pursue computer engineering from IIT-Delhi. He says he did not follow a fixed schedule for studying for the exams and concentrated on one topic at a time. His father,Manoj Jain,says he is feeling on top of the world as his dream has come true.
Commerce (St Michaels School,Pusa Road)
I didnt have any fixed strategy (for studies) and my routine varied on a daily basis, says Himanshi. Her mother,Ruby Khetri,attributes Himanshis success to hard work and the support of her school teachers. Himanshi is yet to decide where she wants to enroll for further studies. Till now,we were waiting for the results. We will look at courses according to her score now, says Ruby.
Humanities (Springdales School,Pusa Road)
Riya says she enjoyed studying and is happy to score full marks in two subjects psychology and political science. She gives credit to her school teachers for their support.My family also always encouraged me to read, she says. Riya wants to pursue English literature from Delhi University and aspires to be a writer.
Her mother,Sumitra Sharma,teaches English literature at Shyamlal Anand College. She says she expected her daughter to do well. We have always been supportive of our daughters decisions. We never objected to her choice of humanities in Class XI,despite getting high marks in Class X, says her father Sanjay Kumar Sharma.