Girls fare better than boys again
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The CBSE Class XII results of the Allahabad region (catering to UP and Uttarakhand) this year have shown a slight dip in pass percentages of boys and girls compared to last year, although the gap between their percentages remained almost constant. Girls continued to do better than the boys.
Talking to reporters following announcement of results here on Monday, Assistant Secretary, CBSE (Regional office) Ranbir Singh said the region secured an overall pass percentage of 73.7 per cent. "The boys' pass percentage was 68.47 per cent, while the girls had a pass percentage of 81.91 per cent," he said. In 2011, the pass percentage was 74.28 per cent (boys 69.25 per cent and girls 82.82 per cent).
The overall pass percentage for the entire country was 80.19 per cent. Girls secured a pass percentage of 86.21 per cent, while 75.8 per cent boys passed the examinations. Singh said the results of the Allahabad region were more or less the same over the last many years.
Overall 1,44,820 students appeared in the examination conducted across 344 centres. In all, 1,221 schools participated in the examinations. Of these 1,023 were independent schools, 124 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 72 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Two Central Schools for Tibetans were also part of the examination exercise.
The overall result for Allahabad district was comparatively better than the region's result, with the overall pass percentage 77 per cent.
The topper for the region was Aditi Jain of Bal Bharti Public School, Noida (490 out of 500). Three students — Aksha Srivastava (Rani Laxmi Bai Memorial Public School, Lucknow), Supriya Sharma (Lucknow Public School, Lucknow) and Vivek Kumar (Maharishi Patanjali Vidya Mandir, Phaphamau, Allahabad) — tied at second place (488 marks). Indra Deo, father of Vivek, said he wanted his son to take up engineering before trying his luck for the civil services.
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