New Delhi: Kerala has outshone other states yet again in the Central Board of Secondary Education final examinations for classes 10 and 12 which were published on Friday. The first rank in the 10th class and second rank in the Plus Two were bagged by students from the southern state.
The Thiruvananthapuram region of the CBSE came ahead with a pass percentage of 99.91 in the Class 10 exams. Out of 63,035 students who sat for the exam, 62,978 passed. Tamil Nadu came second with a pass percentage of 99.73.
In the Class 12 category, Lakshadweep topped the list with a cent percent pass percentage. Twenty-four students wrote the examination from the island.
Kerala came second, with a pass percentage of 99.91. Out of the total 40,560 students who appeared for the Class 12 board examination, 40,525 qualified.
Drop in students securing top scores
Meanwhile, there is a substantial drop in the number of students who could secure excellent scores. While there were 1,34,797 students scoring 90 percent and above in the Class 12 exam last year, only 1,12,838 could achieve the feat this time. Similarly, only 22,622 students could score above 95 percent of marks this time as against 33,432 last year.
In the Class 10 category, only 44,297 students could score above 95 percent of marks this time as against 64,908 last year. A total of 1,95, 799 students have scored above 90 percent marks.
Girls lead the chart
Girls put up a better performance than boys in both examinations. The pass percentage of girls in the Class 12 examination is 90.68, as against 84.67 for the boys. In Class 10, a total of 94.25% of girls and 92.27% of boys made the cut.