NEW DELHI: After capturing the pole position in 2015, girls continue to dominate the CBSE Class XII results, declared on Sunday, wearing the all-India topper’s hat for the third consecutive year. And, yet again three of the four all-India toppers are girls.
In fact, in the seven-member elite club of 99 percenters this year, five are girls.
Also, for the fifth consecutive year, schools from Delhi-NCR topped the Class XII boards, with Raksha Gopal of Amity Noida bagging the honour this year. Raksha scored 498 marks out of 500 (99.6%) in humanities.
The overall pass percentage dropped by 1.03 percentage points compared with last year. Thiruvananthapuram continued to have the highest pass percentage (95.63%), while Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (95.73%) were the best among institutions.
While nearly nine out of 10 girls appearing for the exam have qualified, over 20% of the boys have failed. Girls (87.5%) have not only maintained an impressive lead over boys (78%) in terms of pass percentage but also bagged the top positions. Even among the top three performers in the differently abled categories, two are girls.
With a perfect 100 in three subjects — English, political science and economics —and 99 out of 100 in history and psychology, Gopal told TOI that luck plays an important role in securing good marks. Raksha said: “Hard work is essential but one has to have good luck as well. Class XII result is not the end of the road for students. If one is relaxed and puts in hard work, then they can achieve what they want.”
Bhoomi Sawant from DAV, Sector-8, Chandigarh, is the all-India science topper, and second overall, with a score of 497. Aditya Jain and Mannat Luthra, both from Bhavan’s, 28-B, Chandigarh, topped the commerce stream and are joint all-India third with 496 marks.
Ajay J Raj from Thiruvananthapuram, Lakshmi PV from Palakkad (both in Kerala) and Dharshana MV from Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, are the three toppers in the differently-abled category with scores of 490, 486 and 483, resp
tudents with 99% (495 marks) this year are Sanat Goel from Bhavan’s, 28-B, Chandigarh, Ramya Kaushik of Dewan Public School, Westend Road, Meerut, and Devika C of K M B Vidya Mandir, Thrissur, Kerala.While most trends remained unchanged, the number of students scoring 90% or more dropped for the first time in a decade to 63,247. Last year, 140 more students were in this marks bracket. However, the top continues get crowded with 10,091 students scoring 95% and above, which is 740 more than last year.This year, just ahead of the declaration of the results, the Delhi high court had on May 22 restrained CBSE from doing away with moderation of marks. The ruling came following a decision by 32 school education boards (including CBSE) reached a consensus on April 24 on not moderating marks and spike the scores this year.