|A student checks his result in Guwahati on Wednesday. Picture by UB Photos
Guwahati, May 28: Guwahati region, covering the entire Northeast, recorded a total pass percentage of 78.71 in the CBSE-conducted Class XII examinations this year, the results of which were declared today.
This is slightly higher than the region’s pass percentage of 77 per cent last year.
The pass percentage of girls and boys stood at 79.27 and 78.21 respectively, an improvement from 77.84 per cent and 76.26 per cent respectively last year.
Altogether 45,405 students from 391 schools in Guwahati region had sat for the exams this year.
The region covers Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim.
The examinations were conducted in 253 centres across the region.
Last year, 41,121 students had appeared in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam from the region.
Of the total number of schools affiliated to the CBSE, the pass percentage of government schools is 65.41 and that of private schools 87.64. While the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the region recorded a pass percentage of 92.89, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathans scored a pass percentage of 97.15.
The Guwahati regional office expressed satisfaction at the results. “There has been a marginal improvement in the total pass percentage of the Guwahati region from 77 per cent in 2013 to 78.71 per cent this time. The pass percentage of both boys and girls has also increased slightly this time,” said Sanjeev Das, regional officer of CBSE, Guwahati region.
“There has always been a constant effort on the part of CBSE to improve the quality of education. This improvement was expected and we are satisfied. For the past three to four years, the total pass percentage of students in Guwahati region has been increasing,” Das said.
However, there is no list of toppers from Guwahati region, as the CBSE does not have a grading system.