Guwahati: The overall number of students from northeast India who passed the CBSE board exam 2020 has increased by about 15% this year. The number had declined by about 4% last year. The results were declared on Wednesday after an announcement by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Twitter.
In the Guwahati Zone of the CBSE that encompasses the 8 Northeastern states (including Sikkim), the pass percentage rose to 79.03% from 64.41% last year. Girls narrowly beat out the boys, as far as the pass percentage is concerned. While 79.12% of boys cleared the exams, 79.22 % of girls were able to do so. In total, there are 996 schools in the region, and 336 centres.
In the Guwahati zone, most of the top performers were from Kendriya Vidyalayas which registered a pass percentage of 99.19%. This was followed by the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas which recorded a pass percentage of 97.89%. This year, private-run schools were also able to perform exceptionally well and recorded a pass percentage of 91.73% -- up from 79.29% last year.
In the CBSE Class 10 exam 2020, a total of 60,910 students had appeared, out of which 31,606 candidates were boys and 29,304 were girls. While 24,265 of the male candidates cleared the exam, 22,730 females also passed.
Last year, the number of students from the Northeast who had passed the CBSE 10th board exams was 64.41% -- a steep decline of 4% from 2018, when 68.3% students cleared the examination.
Last year, the percentage of girls stood at 67.92% and the pass percentage of boys stood at 61.10%.
Out of the 33,055 students who cleared the examinations from the Guwahati Zone, 16,911 were girls and 16,143 were boys. In 2019, a total of 51,322 students -- 24,899 girls and 26,422 had cleared the CBSE board exam.
The results were announced after a delay due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic with a revised assessment scheme.
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