| The CBSE office in Guwahati. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, May 23: Students of the region have improved their performance in this year’s Class XII examinations, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the results of which were declared today, with an overall pass percentage of 70.91, which is 1.41 per cent more than last year.
The pass percentage for girls was 72.90 against 69.30 per cent for boys, CBSE regional director K.K. Choudhury said. Last year, the pass percentage for girls was 71.55, compared to 67.80 per cent for boys. Altogether 34,585 candidates from the region registered for the examination this year, of which 33,620 appeared for it.
Choudhury said he could not declare the names of the regional toppers, as the CBSE did not have such a system.
The pass percentage for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the region is 96.19, 93.37 per cent for Kendriya Vidyalayas, 76.26 per cent for independent schools and 60.29 per cent for state government schools.
Choudhury said though the JNVs and KVs had performed well, the poor performance of government schools (mostly in Arunachal Pradesh) had brought down the overall pass percentage of the region. The city-based regional office of the CBSE had sent instructions to government schools last year, asking them to take the initiative to improve their pass percentage, but in vain.
Barring Patna region, the CBSE declared the results of seven other regions — Ajmer, Chennai, Panchkula, Delhi, Guwahati, Allahabad and Bhubaneshwar — today. Chennai topped all the regions with a pass percentage of 91.32.
School campuses, however, were not crowded as the CBSE made the results available on the Internet. The students got their results either at home or at cyber cafes.
The pass percentage of most of the city schools stood at 100 per cent. The results brought joy to many students who said they had been eagerly waiting for the day.
Mehdi Hasan Nagori of Miles Bronson Residential School, who got 92.6 per cent in the science stream, was certainly happy. He has taken another step towards his dream of becoming a doctor and attributed his success to hard work, guidance by his teachers and support from his family. He said he had appeared in several medical entrance examinations to fulfil his dream.
Dibyajyoti Deka, a student of Modern English School who got 92.4 per cent in the science stream, also said he wanted to pursue a medical course. “Becoming a doctor has been my dream since childhood and I remained focused on this throughout my senior secondary classes,” he said.
But not all students were satisfied with their results. As soon as the results were out, many of them rushed to the CBSE’s regional office to collect and submit forms for review of their papers. A CBSE official here said the re-examination forms would be accepted for 21 days after the declaration of results.