The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) – autonomous schools under the Human Resource Development Ministry – outshone all other schools across India with a whopping 97.84 pass percentage in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 exams this year. Bettering its own performance from last year, even if marginally, the JNV students upped their pass percentage by 0.30 %. Of the 30,184 JNV students – 19,437 boys and 10,747 girls – as many 2,510 scored 90 % and above.
The Kendriya Vidyalayas followed the Navodaya Vidyalayas with a pass percentage of 96.35, an increase of 0.28 % from last year. While the independent schools, popularly known as public schools, have registered a success rate of 91.89 %, as against 91.77 % last year, government schools have registered a pass percentage of 80.08 %. The central Tibetan schools under the CBSE have registered a pass percentage of 92.77 % as against 87.06 % in 2008. The pass percentage in other private schools has shown an improvement with 40.97 % students clearing the exam compared to 36.34 % last year. This year 828,598 students – 485,131 boys and 343,467 girls – appeared for the board exams in India and abroad. The overall pass percentage – at 88.84 – recorded a marginal increase of 1.76 % from last year. Girls have done better than boys with the pass percentage at 89.78 as compared to 88.18 for boys. The CBSE class 10 exam results for three zones – Delhi, Allahabad and Guwahati – was declared Friday. The results of the other three regions – Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula – had been declared on Tuesday.