CBSE class XII boards for few important cities have been finally been declared with Delhi students gaining top position in the aggregates and different streams too. Sarthak Agarwal, from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, is all-India topper achieving a record aggregate score of 96 percent. Students from Delhi area also performed better in terms of high scorers.
Country’s overall pass percentage stood at 82.66 percent which is a marginal increase of 0.56 percentage over last year. New Delhi remained on third spot, trailing behind Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai. Thiruvananthapuram was this year’s surprise entry with the highest pass percentage of 94.26, followed by Chennai with 91.63 percent. Fourth and fifth places were secure by Bhubaneswar and Ajmer regions respectively, while Dehradun with 72.77 pass percentage finished at the bottom. With number of high scorers increasing, cutoffs for undergraduate admission in University of Delhi are certain to elevate. The difference in pass percentage between girls and boys has stretched to 10.25 percent points. An increase of 8.91 percent was registered as more than 10.28 lakh students appeared for this year’s board exam.
Students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas performed best, exceeding 97% pass percentage. This year around too, students from government institutions outperformed students from private schools