Guwahati: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the results of Class 12 on Monday. Results of over 12 lakh students are out and this is the first time in history that the results are being declared even without the completion of all the papers.
The exams which were scheduled to occur on February 15 to March 30 had to be halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, because the tests of all the papers were incomplete, the CBSE decided not to release the Merit List or the names of the toppers. They, however, stated that 38,686 students have scored 95% and above.
As many as 12,06,893 appeared for the CBSE board exams and out of which 11,92,961 have passed. A total of 88.78 % students have passed this year.
If sources are to be believed the pass percentage has increased by 5.38 percent from last year. In 2019 a total of 83.40 percent of students passed. The pass percentage of year 2020 for girls is 92.15% and for boys, it is 86.19%. The pass percentage among transgender students is 66.67 percent. 3.24 percent students or total of 38,686 students have scored above 95% marks in CBSE 12th exam.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) has the best pass percentage of 98.70%. This is followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) at 98.62%. Meanwhile, private schools have the lowest pass percentage of 88.22% this year.
Trivandrum region has recorded the highest pass percentage with 97.67% and is trailed by Bengaluru with 97.05%. Chennai with 96.17%, Delhi West region with 94.61% and Delhi East region with 94.24%. This is the top five best-performing regions in India. With Panchkula at 92.52%, Chandigarh at 92.04%, Bhubaneswar at 91.46%, Bhopal at 90.95%, and Pune at 90.24% complete the top 10 regions with the highest pass percentage.
In another move, this year CBSE decided to replace the term “FAIL” with “Essential Repeat.”
Additionally, CBSE will also conduct an Optional Examination in the subjects whose examinations scheduled to be conducted from July 1 to July 15.
This will be done as soon as conditions are conducive as assessed and decided by the Central Government. Candidates whose results have been declared based on the assessment scheme will be allowed to appear in these optional examinations to improve their performance, if they wish so, said the CBSE 12th results statement.
“Marks obtained by a candidate in these optional examinations will be treated as final for those who had opted to take these examinations. However, even based on the above criteria, the results of 400 students could not be computed and hence, their results will not be announced today,” the statement said.