In the previous academic year, the Chennai region had scored a pass percentage of 93 in the Class X CBSE examination.
N Nagaraju, Joint Director, CBSE Chennai Region, said, “There has been a 2.5 percent increase in the overall Class X Results compared to the previous year's results. This year, the pass percentage has increased to 95.25 percent with most of the states securing 98 pass percentage putting up a good performance.”
Nagaraju pointed out that the teaching, testing and evaluation methods had improved and positively impacted on the overall performance across south region.
Students from 183 schools in the State appeared for the Class X 2008 CBSE Examination conducted during the month of March and April, in 82 centres.
From the State, as many as 11,581 students appeared for the examination, of which 11,397 passed.
In Karnataka, both girls and boys performed equally well with a minuscule difference in their performance. About 98.86 percent of girls passed the Class X exam while 98.09 percent of boys cleared the examination. As many as 4,891 girls and 6,690 boys had appeared for the examination.
Pondicherry topped the CBSE Class X examinations in South with about 99.69 overall pass percentage.
Of the 10 states in the south region, six states, viz Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu and Goa have secured an overall 98 pass percentage.
Maharashtra secured about 97.92 pass percentage, followed by Lakshadweep with 74.76 pass percent and Andaman and Nicobar Islands securing the least of all, 51.39 pass percent. Citing the reasons of the poor performance in the Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep Islands, N Nagaraju, said, “These states do not have adequate facilities in terms of infrastructure, teaching faculty and hence the overall performance is affected.”