New Delhi: Amidst wild speculations, Central Board of Secondary Education has finally declared the CBSE Class 10th results today.
The overall pass percentage is 90.95 percent. In 2016, it was 96.21 percent.
Trivandrum region has highest pass percentage at 99.85, followed by Madras at 99.62 and Allahabad at 98.23 percent.
Delhi’s pass percentage falls by over 13 percent, 78.09 as against last year’s 91.06 percent.
CBSE declared the Class 10th board examination results for Allahabad, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun and Trivandrum regions before 2 pm while as the results for all other zones were out after 2 pm.
Results won’t be available in the CBSE offices. The board has asked the public not to visit its premises for the purpose.
Class 10th CBSE students are awarded CGPA instead of marks.
This is the last time that students got to choose between school-based and board-based exams; from 2018, board exams are mandatory. This year, the exams were delayed due to assembly elections, and results too were postponed due to a court hearing on its moderation policy.
About 7,81,463 students took the school-based exams this time, and another 8,86,506 appeared the board-based ones.
In 2016, a total of 14,89,021 students took the Class 10th exams, as compared to this year’s 16,67,573. 96.21% students passed, down from 97.32% the previous year. Pass percentage of girls was recorded at 96.36, while for boys, it was 96.11.
The exam was conducted in March-April this year. The result for students who appeared in the 10th board exam is available on CBSE’s official results portal.
Apart from the official website at cbse.nic.in or cbseresults.nic.in, CBSE Class 10th results can be accessed via Microsoft Bing, which has tied up with the board for the purpose.