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Girls outshine boys in Class 10 CBSE exams

Posted on May 21 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, May 20 : Once again, girls have outshone boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 examinations, the results of which were declared Tuesday.

"Girls have done better this year as well. The girls have a pass percentage of 99.06 percent, compared to the boys, which is 98.74 percent," CBSE public relations officer Rama Sharma told IANS.

The overall pass percentage was 98.87 percent - a marginal increase from last year's 98.76 percent.

In total, 1.32 million students appeared in the examination this year, which is an increase by 5.51 percent over 2013.

In the national capital, boys recorded a pass percentage of 97.88 percent, while girls recorded a pass percentage of 98.81 percent. Delhi's total pass percentage was 98.31 percent.

The highest pass percentage, 99.96 percent, was from Thiruvananthapuram where girls recorded a 100 percent pass percentage while the boys' pass percentage was 99.94.

Guwahati at 92.63 percent had the lowest pass percentage. A total of 93.1 percent of girls passed their examinations while the figure for boys was 92.19 percent.

CBSE is the national board of education for public and private schools and conducts final examinations for Class 10 and 12.

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