Saturday, May 24, 2008
With an outstanding 91.75 overall pass percentage, the Chennai region has bagged the top position across the country in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s class XII examinations. Ajmer region is next with a pass percentage of 86. 33. Delhi has bagged the third position, one up from the fourth it held last year, with a pass percentage of 83.69 followed by Panchkula, Allahabad and Guwahati.Based on the National Curriculum Framework-2005, the CBSE had redesigned the question papers in all the major subjects for Classes XII and X for the 2008 examinations to assess Higher Order Thinking Skills in students by focussing on evaluating their abilities to reason and analyse.As many as 844 students appeared for class XII examinations in the disabled category, achieving a pass percentage of 86.46. Five differently-abled students have scored above 90 per cent.The CBSE will award 4,548 merit certificates this year, the maximum going to the Allahabad region (1067), followed by Delhi (969) and Chennai (936).The pass percentage for candidates from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas was the highest among all the other institutions standing at 92.44 per cent compared with 90.11 per cent in 2007.Kendriya Vidyalayas that had registered an overall pass percentage of 93.14 last year dipped this year to 91 per cent. The Central Tibetans are in the third position with a pass percentage of 85.81.The government and government-aided schools have bettered their record with pass percentages of 81.96 and 78.61 respectively. It stood at 78.59 and 75.93 per cent respectively in 2007.Foreign schools have secured a pass percentage of 92.15, though it has come down from 92.96 per cent in 2007.Also, the number of girls securing 60 per cent or more has been increasing with each passing year. This year, 88,183 girls have achieved this score.in Mathematics, 1,146 students got full marks in 2008compare to last year 344 in 2007.In Physics, 26 students had got full marks in 2007, but the corresponding number this year is only 4.55,838 students will take the compartment exams on July 19, including 16,134 from Delhi. Results for Class 10 will be announced at 8 am on May 28 or 29 for all regions.