New Delhi, May 30: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Thursday declared the results for its Class 10 examinations, with 98.76 percent students clearing the exam for admission to higher classes.
This is marginally up from 98.19 percent in 2012.
The performance of girls is marginally better than boys - a pass percentage of 98.94 percent for girls as compared to 98.64 percent for boys.
The overall pass percentage in the Chennai region is 99.80, which is the highest among all regions in the country. Panchkula region ranks second with a pass percentage of 99.45 percent, followed by Ajmer with 99.38 percent, Bhubaneshwar with 99.37 percent, Patna with 99.30 percent, and Allahabad with 99.17 percent.
Delhi stands seventh with a pass percentage of 98.40 percent, and the Guwahati region is at the bottom of the table with a pass percentage of 90.93.
A total of 1,25,7893 candidates registered for Class 10 board examinations this year, an increase of about 6.67 percent over the last year.
The results are reflected in grades. The CBSE had set up 3,002 centres for the smooth conduct of the examinations.
The board said a total of 10 cases of cheating came to light this year, as compared to 11 cases last year.