Nagpur: With a pass percentage of 96.36 per cent, girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class 10 exams, results of which were declared on Saturday.
The boys registered a pass percentage of 96.11 per cent. Overall the pass percentage this year is 96.21, which has come down from 97.32 percent in the previous year.
Area-wise, the Thiruvanathpuram area was ahead of other regions with a pass percentage of 99.87 followed by Chennai region which had a pass percentage of 99.69 percent.
A total of 14,91,293 candidates were registered for Class X examination, an increase of about 8.5 per cent candidates over last year.
Category wise, the Central Government run Jawahar Navodyaya Vidyalayas have scored a pass percentage of 98.87 per cent followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas which have a pass percentage of 98.85 per cent.
Independent schools have a pass percentage of 97.72 per cent while government schools recorded a pass percentage of 86.61 per cent.
According to data shared by CBSE, 85.62 percent students of government-aided schools cleared the exam.