New Delhi, Girls once again outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams this year.
The overall pass percentage saw a 1.91 percent increase. The pass percentage for girls was 87.98, compared to 77.78 for boys.
"The results of the Class 12 examinations have been declared today (Monday) by the board. The pass percentage increased by 1.91 percent. Girls have outshone boys this year too," Rama Sharma, CBSE spokesperson, told IANS.
In all, 9,44,721 students registered for the Class XII examination this year, which was also an increase of 15.81 percent over 2012.
The results this year also assume significance for students who aspire to make it to the IITs, as weightage is given for the Class 12 performance.
The top 20 percentile cutoff for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) accordingly is 391 for general categories this year. For Other Backward Classes (OBCs) it will be 389, the Scheduled Castes 350, and for the Scheduled Tribes it will be 338.
The overall pass percentage is 82.10 percent, compared to 80.19 percent last year. Girls performed better than boys again, with the pass percentage of girls being 87.98 percent, compared to 77.78 percent of boys. This is 10.20 percent more compared to the boys.
In Chennai and Panchkula regions, the results were declared Wednesday.
The Chennai region performed the best amongst all eight regions of CBSE. The pass percentage in this region was 91.83, followed by Delhi at 86.78 percent.
The Allahabad region, with a pass percentage of 71.82, scored the lowest.
"Those students who wish to apply for rechecking or scrutiny of marks, can apply within the next five days, beginning today (Monday), online. The fee is little more than the regular fee, which is Rs.300 per subject for the next five days online. From 6th and within 21 days from the date of declaration of results, the fee is Rs.200 per subject. It can be online or offline," Sharma added.
For candidates who have failed, the first chance for reappearing will be held July 16.
According to the CBSE, the number of cheating cases in this year's examinations saw an increase with 63 cases, as compared to 47 cases reported last year.