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94.4%, 92.71%  students pass CBSE class 10,12 exams

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New Delhi: Girls outperformed boys in the CBSE Class-10 exam, which saw the pass percentage of the candidates dipping by 4.64, even as the number of students scoring above 90 percent and 95 percent witnessed a jump as against last year’s figure.

The results of the exam were declared on Friday.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had recorded the highest-ever pass percentage of 99.04 in the Class-10 exam last year. However, the results last year were announced on the basis of an alternative assessment scheme as the exams could not be conducted due to COVID-19.

The pass percentage this year is 94.4, which is 4.64 percent lower than last year’s 91.46. The difference between the pass percentage of girls and boys was 3.7 last year.

While the pass percentage of girls stood at 95.21, that of boys and transgender candidates was 93.8 and 90 respectively.

Over 21.09 lakh regular candidates had registered for the Class-10 exam this year, of whom 20.93 lakh had appeared in it.

The number of candidates scoring above 95 percent has increased by over 7,000, with 64,908 students falling in the bracket. Similarly, the number of students scoring between 90 and 95 percent has gone up by over 36,000 from last year’s 2,00,962. A total of 2,36,993 candidates have scored between 90 and 95 percent this year.

The number of children with special needs scoring above 95 percent is 63, while 290 students in the category have scored above 90 percent. In the CBSE-affiliated schools abroad, 97.29 percent of students have passed Class 10.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) have achieved a pass percentage of 99.71, followed by private schools (96.86), Kendriya Vidalayas (96.61) and schools under the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (91.27). Government and government-aided schools have achieved a pass percentage of 80.68 and 76.73 respectively.

A total of 1,07,689 candidates have been placed under compartment as against  17,636 students last year.

The Trivandrum region has achieved the highest pass percentage of 99.68, followed by Bengaluru (99.22), Chennai (98.97), Ajmer (98.14), Patna (97.65), Pune (97.41), Bhubaneswar (96.46), Panchkula (96.33), Noida (96.08), Chandigarh (95.38), Prayagraj (94.74), Dehradun (93.43), Bhopal (93.33), Delhi East (86.96), Delhi West (85.94) and Guwahati (82.23).

Meanwhile, This year, the overall pass percentage in the CBSE class 12 exam has gone up by over 9 percent with a jump in the number of candidates scoring more than 90 and 95 percent marks in comparison to the pre-pandemic academic sessions.

This year, the pass percentage stood at 92.71 percent with 33,432 candidates having scored above 90 percent and 1,34,797 above 95 percent.

In 2021, the pass percentage in class 12 stood at 99.37 percent, the highest-ever recorded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The last-year result was declared on the basis of a special assessment scheme as no exams were conducted due to the pandemic.

Similarly, in 2020, the exams were mid-way when a nationwide lockdown was announced to contain the spread of COVID-19 and results were announced later on the basis of an assessment scheme which took into account students’ performance in the exams conducted before the lockdown. The pass percentage that year stood at 88.78.

In 2019 i.e. before the outbreak of virus, the pass percentage was recorded at 83.40, whereas the figures in 2018, 2017 and 2016 stood at 83.01, 82.02 and 83.05, respectively.

A similar jump has been seen in the number of candidates scoring more than 90 and 95 percent.

In comparison to the 2019 figure, the number of candidates scoring above 90 and 95 percent has gone up by at least 40,000 and 15,000, respectively, in 2022.

In 2020 and 2021, 1,57,934 and 1,50,152 candidates scored above 90 percent, and 38,686 and 70,004 scored above 95 percent.

These numbers were relatively low in 2019 and the preceding years.

For the first time, the CBSE exams were conducted in two terms. While the first term was conducted in November-December in 2021, the second term was held in May-June.

A weightage of 30 percent has been given to first term marks while 70 percent weightage has been accorded to the second term marks.

No merit lists for CBSE class 10, 12 exams to avoid ‘unhealthy competition’ among students

The Central Board of Secondary Education will not declare merit lists for class 10 and 12 exams to avoid “unhealthy competition” among students, Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj said on Friday.

The CBSE did not announce merit lists in 2020 and 2021 as the results were declared on the basis of an alternate assessment scheme because exams could not be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As per earlier decision of the board, no merit list will be declared to avoid unhealthy competition among students. The board is also not awarding first, second and third division to its students,” Bhardwaj said.

“The board will issue merit certificates to 0.1 percent of students who have scored the highest marks in subjects,” he added.