CBSE 2018: North-east sees a rise in pass percentage over last year


GUWAHATI, May 27, 2018: The CBSE's Guwahati region has shown four per cent rise in pass percentage over last year in the class XII results declared on Saturday. In 2017, the Plus Two pass percentage was 64.3 which increased to 68.3 per cent this time.

The Guwahati region of the CBSE includes all states of the Northeast, including Sikkim.

Girls from the region recorded around five per cent more pass percentage than boys. "This time, 50,876 students sat for the examination at 298 centres across the region. Among them the pass percentage of boys is 65.8 and that of girls is 71," the board's Guwahati regional officer, Sanjib Das, said.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidy-alaya recorded a pass percentage of 94 while 96.5 pass percentage was reported by the Kendriya Vidyalayas. Government schools showed 57.90 pass percentage and government-aided ones 50 per cent. The pass percentage is 81.90 in non-affiliated schools.

"The pass percentage has increased this year and this is definitely a very good sign," Das said.

On Saturday, the CBSE regional office in Panjabari wore a deserted look. "I want to study in Delhi. However, I got very low marks in English. I have to immediately get my answerscripts re-checked. But there was no one in the office," Sihnit Kakoti, a student of Don Bosco School, Panbazar, said.

Indranil Bharadwaj, a student of Faculty Higher Secondary School in north Guwahati also rued "no-response" from the Panjabari office.

Das said, "Any student can easily apply for rechecking by applying online through our website".

Source: The Telegraph

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