May 26, 2007, 12:00 am
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students in Gulf countries have recorded a 93.29 pass percentage this year - a decline of 1.13 percent in comparison to 2006.
The CBSE declared its Class 12 examinations results Friday. Of the 503,161 candidates who appeared for the examination both in India and abroad, 80.64 percent qualified - an increase of 1.09 percent over last year.
This year, a total of 6,167 candidates appeared from Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. And 5,753 qualified.
"Gulf countries are very important for us and this year 93.29 percent of students have passed the examinations, a slight decrease from last year’s pass percentage of 94.42," said CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly.
"As usual, girls in this region have performed better than boys. While 95.15 percent girls have passed the examination, 91.28 percent boys have achieved success," Ganguly told IANS.
Ganguly said students from 54 Gulf schools had appeared at 32 centres.
In 2006, 96.03 percent girls had tasted success as against 92.63 percent boys.
In both India and overseas, the trend of girls outshining boys in the CBSE examinations continued. While girls had a pass percentage of 85.02 percent, boys were worse off with 77.37 percent.
Among the six regions in India, Chennai topped the table with a pass percentage of 91.39 followed by Ajmer (85.18 percent), Panchkula (83.56 percent), Delhi (81.93), Allahabad (76.17 percent) and Guwahati at the bottom of the list with 58.2 percent.
Ganguly said the Class 10 results would be declared next week.