Std X result out, pass percentage dips again Maha fares better than last year, 99.68% pass
Girls outshine boys yet again but more boys score a perfect 10 CGPA compared to girls; Thiruvananthapuram region boasts of best result with 99.87% passing
The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) declared its Std X results on Saturday, and for the second consecutive year, the overall pass percentage has dipped compared to the previous year.
With a pass percentage of 96.36%, girls outshone the boys yet again. On the other hand, more boys scored a perfect 10 CGPA than girls. As many as 85,316 boys scored a perfect 10 CGPA, while 83,225 girls got that score. The overall pass percentage came down from last year’s 97.32%. Thiruvananthapuram region boasted of the best result, with a 99.87% pass percentage. The second position went to Chennai region, which includes Maharashtra, with a pass percentage 99.69%.
Navy Children’s School principal Mallika Subramaniyam said, “Our school’s result was excellent. As many as 100 students scored 9 CGPA and 30 scored 10. The result is better than last year. If the country’s overall pass percentage has come down, I don’t see any specific reason, as the CBSE Std X curriculum wasn’t changed. Students from differently- abled category, who dropped other subjects, have done well in optional subjects such as painting, music, IT etc.”
Dipshika Srivastav, principal of Andheri’s Rajhans Vidyalaya, said, “There is no specific reason why the pass percentage came down.” The number of candidate registered across 10 regions – Ajmer, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Madras, Patna, Allahabad, Thiruvanathapuram and Dehradun – also went up this year. Last year, 13,73,853 students registered. This year the number was 14,91,293. While the overall pass percentage in the country saw a dip compared to last year, the pass percentage in Maharashtra went up. In 2015, the pass percentage in Maharashtra was 99.46%, which jumped to 99.68% this year.
From Chennai region, which included Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Goa, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra stood at the fifth position. The pass percentage of girls in Maharashtra was 99.78%, whereas among boys it was 99.61%.