Pune: Within a record time of just 28 days, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared its results for Class XII on Thursday taking the students as well as the teachers by surprise. The overall passing percentage across the nation stands at 83.40, which is similar to the last year’s passing percentage.
While, as usual, the girls have outdone the boys in terms of pass percentage and top scores, almost all CBSE schools in Pune have fared exceptionally well, with most of them achieving 100 per cent passing percentage.
Achieving their usual target of 100 per cent result, Principal of DAV Public School, Aundh CV Madhavi was happy to announce that the students have scored very well. This year, 214 students appeared for the Class XII board examination. “Our Science topper Sneha Gondukupi scored 97.6 per cent marks, while the Commerce topper Kumaya Patil is at 96.6 per cent,” she said.
Out of the 141 students appearing from Delhi Public School, 70 per cent scored marks above 90 per cent. While Humanities student, Shubha Mukherji topped the school with 97.8 per cent, Medha Arora topped commerce with 97.4 per cent and Snehil Srivastava topped the school in science faculty with 96.4 per cent.
At Sanskriti School too, where 100 per cent of the batch has passed, no student has scored below 70 per cent. The average aggregate of the batch is 82 per cent. Principal of Sanskriti School Devyani Mungali said, “We believe in holistic development of all our children and are proud that our entire batch has performed well. This was possible due to the dedicated teachers and strong systems to keep the children motivated and engaged.”
Army Public School (APS) Kirkee has also aced the CBSE results with an outstanding performance by its students in all the three streams.
The school has achieved 100 per cent overall result and six students have secured 100/100 marks. The toppers in each of the streams are Anushka Krishna and Barnita Basanta securing 97.8 per cent in Humanities, Vibhu Sharma securing 97.6 per cent in Science and Saurabh Jadhav securing 96.4 per cent in Commerce.
Speaking about the success of her students, Amrita Vohra, Principal, GIIS Chinchwad said, “More than 76 per cent of our students have scored above 80 per cent. Out of the 80 students who appeared for the exams, 27 have scored above 90 per cent. We attribute this momentous success to the hard work of our students and the sincere efforts of our teachers.”
Girls outshine boys nationwide
As usual, the girls have outshone boys yet again, with the pass percentage of girl students being nine per cent higher than the boys. The nation-wide toppers too are both girls this time, with Hansika Shukla of Delhi Public School in Ghaziabad UP and Karishma Arora of D Public School in Muzaffarnagar, UP scoring 499 marks. While the transgenders were recognised for the first time as third gender in board examination this time, they too have a pass percentage of 83.33. Overall, 94,299 have scored above 90 per cent and 17,693 above 95. The CBSE examination was held between February 15 and April 4.
The post-result CBSE counselling has now begun from May 2, and will continue till May 16, daily from 8 am to 10 pm on all days. During the second Phase, 72 principals and trained counsellors from within CBSE affiliated schools located in and outside India will provide voluntary and free service on behalf of the board.