NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday declared results of Class XII board examinations, after having allowed the schools to evaluate students under a special formula necessitated by the pandemic.
As per results, 99.37% students passed the examination this year, which is much higher than the 89% last year and 83.40% in 2019. A total of 99.13% of boys and 99.67% of girls passed. No merit list or list of toppers was prepared. The CBSE said: “As a special case, the board will neither declare subject-wise merit list of students and not issue merit certificates to students.”
Among the 16 regions of the board, Trivandrum with 99.89%, had the highest pass percentage. Patna with 98.91% had the lowest. This year, the students were scored on the basis of a 30:30: 40 formula, in which 30% weightage was given to result in Class X, 30% from Class XI and 40% from Class XII, which included internals assessments, unit tests and term examinations that schools had conducted internally.
The board said that the results of 60,443 students, who registered under private and correspondence category, will be declared after their exams are held on August 15 and 16. As per data shared by the CBSE, 13,04,561 candidates appeared for the exam this year and 12,96,318 passed. Number of students who scored more than 95% is the highest in the last three years. More than 70,000 students scored 95 and above, as compared to 38,686 in 2020 and 17,693 in 2019.
Of the total candidates who passed the exam this year, more than 1.5 lakh students scored more than 90%, similar to 2020. But in 2019, this number was lower, at about 94,000 students. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas saw the best performances, as has been the trend over the last several years, with pass percentage of 99.94% and 100%, respectively.
Only 6,149 to take compartment exam
Only 6,149 students were placed under compartment as against 87,650 students last year. “The compartment examination will be conducted between August 16 to September 15. The exact dates will be announced in some time,” said CBSE Examinations Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj.