New Delhi/UNI: Girls have once again surpassed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 results announced here on Monday, racking up 5.96 per cent higher pass percentage than boys.
A total of 10.59 lakh (10,59,080) students cleared the class 12 exam successfully, with a pass percentage of 88.78 per cent. The pass percentage improved from the last year which was 83.40 per cent. The girls have outperformed boys with 92.15 per cent, while the pass percentage of boys was 86.19 per cent. The pass percentage of transgender students stood at 66.67 per cent.
In the results released by CBSE on Monday, Trivandrum region ranked first with 97.7 pass percentage while Patna region had the lowest with 74 .57 per cent.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya ranked first among all schools in the country with 98.7 per cent while Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan stood second with 98.2 per cent. In the case of Central Tibetan School, it was 98.23 per cent. Government school results fared 94 per cent and government-funded schools had 91.56 per cent.
About 7.35 per cent or 87,651 students have been placed in the compartment category in CBSE 12th exam.
Class 12 results of 400 students could not be computed as per decided assessment scheme. Their CBSE 12th result will be announced later.
Human Resource Development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' congratulated the successful students. In his tweet, the minister said, "Dear Students, Parents and Teachers! CBSE has announced the results of Class XII and can be accessed at cbseresults.nic.in. We congratulate you all for making this possible. I reiterate, Student’s health & quality education are our priority."
In the case of students who have appeared for more than three subjects, the ‘average of marks obtained in the best three performing subjects’ will be awarded for subjects for which the exam was not held, as per the board. For students who have appeared in exams in only three subjects, the average of marks obtained in ‘best two performing subjects’ will be awarded for papers for which exam was not held.
In school wise results, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) topped with the best pass percentage of 98.70, followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) at 98.62. Private schools have the lowest pass percentage of 88.22 this year.
Regarding CBSE 12th Improvement Examination 2020, the Board will conduct an optional examination in the subjects whose examinations scheduled to be conducted from July 1 to 15, 2020 as soon as conditions are conducive as assessed by the Central Government.
Further CBSE has decided to replace the term "Fail" by the term "Essential Repeat". Hence, in the result declared no "FAIL" term will be mentioned in the documents issued to the candidates and the result hosted on the website, the statement said.