Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for class 12 on Thursday, 2 May. Delhi recorded a pass percentage of 91.87%, an increase of 2.87% compared to last year, as per PTI.
The Delhi government schools registered their best-ever performance till now with a pass percentage of 94.24 percent, out of which over 200 schools with a 100% pass percentage.
After the results were announced, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted saying the pass percentage of the government schools in the national capital has been increasing every year with 85 percent in 2016, 88 percent in 2017, 90 percent in 2018 and 94 percent this year.
He also congratulated the children of Delhi and the education team of the government schools for surpassing the pass percentage of nation's private schools, which had a pass percentage of 83 percent.
A total of 1,29,917 students appeared for the examination from Delhi government schools, as per Indian Express. Girls outshone boys in government schools with 96.3 pass percentage while the boys had 91.48 pass percentage.
The board’s Thiruvananthapuram region has the highest pass percentage at 98.20 followed by Chennai at 92.93 percent and then Delhi at 91.87 percent.
Foreign schools affiliated to CBSE have also improved their pass percentage from 94.94 to 95.43 percent.
The CBSE’s class 12 examination began on 16 February, earlier than previous years. The results, which was usually announced by the third week of May, was also announced earlier than scheduled.
A total 12.05 lakh candidates had appeared for the examination and an increase of 0.39 percent in the pass percentage has been registered.
(With inputs from PTI and Indian Express)