Raipur: The results of Class X and XII examinations conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) were declared on Saturday, with girls outshining boys in the overall pass percentage. Announcing the results here at the Board office, state School Education Minister Premsai Singh Tekam said the total pass percentage in the Class XII exams was 79.30 per cent while it was 74.23 per cent for Class X exams.
“In the Class XII exams, girls have recorded a pass percentage of 81.15 per cent, while 77.03 per cent of boys have passed. In the Class X exams, 78.84 per cent of girls passed. This figure for boys stood at 69.07 per cent,” Tekam said.
A total of 2,92,611 students had registered for CGBSE Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (12th) this year, but only 2,87,673 students, comprising 1,29,213 boys and 1,58,460 girls, appeared, he said, adding that results of 2,87,485 students were declared, of which 2,27,991 (79.30 pc) passed.
He said 3,75,694 regular students registered for the CGBSE High School Certificate Examination (10th) out of which 3,63,301 students, comprising 1,71,539 boys and 1,91,762 girls, sat for the exams. Results of 3,63,007 students were declared, with 2,69,478 (74.23 pc) passing, Tekam said, adding that results of the remaining students in the two exams were withheld due to various reasons.
“In the Class X and XII merit list, girls fared better than boys. Out of 22 students who made it to the Class XII merit list, 13 are girls. Out of 71 students in the merit list of the Class X exams, 52 are girls,” he informed.
In the Class XII exam, with 98.20 per cent, Kunti Sao of Adarsh Gramya Bharati HS School Pussore, Raigarh has secured the top position followed by Khushboo Wadhwani of St Joseph Convent English Medium HS School Bilaspur with 96.40 per cent. Renuka Chandra of Sanskar Eng Med HS School Jami Jaipur, Janjgir-Chammpa bagged third rank with 95.80 per cent.
In the Class X exam, Suman Patel of Mona Modern HS School Baramkela (Raigarh) and Sonali Bala of Government HS School Gundamhur in Naxal-hit Kanker district has topped with 98.67 per cent, while six students bagged the second position with 98.17 per cent and four students secured the third position with 98 per cent, he said.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel congratulated the students who passed and asked those who failed to not get disappointed but work harder for better results next time. The CM had earlier announced that meritorious students in Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations will be rewarded with a helicopter ride.
District-wise toppers in both the board examinations will also be rewarded with a chopper ride by the state government, Baghel had said.