May 26, 2007, 12:00 am
Government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas (also known as Central Schools) have topped this year’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 results with a 93.14 pass percentage, a lot better than private schools.
The CBSE announced its class 12 results for 503,161 Indian and overseas students Friday, of which 80.64 percent passed the crucial examination - an increase of 1.09 percent from last year.
’In spite of being government controlled, Kendriya Vidyalayas have got the first position with 93.14 pass percentage. Last year, the figure was 92 percent,’ CBSE chairman Ashok Ganguly said.
There are 979 Central Schools across the country.
’Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) have secured second position with a 90.11 pass percentage. Central Tibetan Schools are third in the row with 86.24 percent and independent private schools are in the fourth position with a 82.29 pass percentage,’ Ganguly told reporters here while analysing the CBSE results.
He said though the other government schools are in the bottom of the ladder with the pass percentage of 78.59, yet they have bettered their record by 3.36 percent than the previous year.
With a whopping 96.4 pass percentage, Central Schools in Chennai have fared better than its counterparts in other regions, follwed by Panchkula is in the number two position (93.44 percent), Delhi (93.03 percent), Ajmer (92.45 percent), Allahabad (92.36 percent) and Guwahati at the top of the KVS result table with a pass percent of 88.96 percent.
In the Delhi region, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalas (JNVs) scored a maximum percentage of 96.97 percent as against JNV’s national tally of 90.11 percentage. There are a total of 551 JNVs in the country.
Though the national pass out rate of independent private schools is 82.29 percent, Chennai region has achieved maximum success with 92.97 percent followed by Delhi 88.39 percent and Ajmer 84.17 percent results.
However, the trend of girls outshining boys in the Central Board of Secondary (CBSE) examinations continued. While girls had a pass percentage of 85.02 percent, boys were worse off with 77.37 percent.
The overall pass percentage in Chennai region is 91.39 percent followed by Ajmer 85.18 percent, Panchkula 83.56 percent, Delhi 81.93 and Allahabad 76.17 percent. Guwahati region is at the bottom of the list with 58.20 percent of the students passing out.
This year, students from 4,789 schools took the Class 12 examinations in India conducted at over 2,200 centres.
Expressing happiness over the results, Ganguly said that the 15 minutes cool off time and 48 page of answer sheet was of great help to students. ’Both the reasons helped students to finish their papers in time and it quite visible in the results.
’The thick answer books were provided mainly to avoid handling of supplementary sheets. Invariable asking for supplementary sheets affects concentration and writing flow of the students and it also involves signing of these sheets by invigilators thus wastes a lot of time. We now realised that this exercise of increasing the number of pages from 40 to 48 was encouraging,’ Ganguly said taking credit of a 1.09 percent better result than the previous year.