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New Delhi: Government schools in Delhi have the lowest pass percentage among all categories of schools affiliated to the CBSE, even as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia lauded the state-run institutes for an improved performance in the board's Class 10 exam from that in pre-boards.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)declared the Class 10 board exam results today. The overall pass percentage was 86.70, it said.

Delhi recorded a pass percentage of 78.62 with girls stealing a march over boys. The pass percentage of girls is 79.15 as opposed to boys who have a pass percentage of 78.12.


Government schools had the lowest pass percentage at 69.32. Private schools in the Delhi region had a pass percentage of 89.45 while government-aided institutions had a pass percentage of 69.96.

"Many congratulations to all students who have passed the Class 10 CBSE Board exams. It was a tough year for all students as Board exams were happening for the first time after 10 years.

"Would specially like to congratulate teachers and principals of govt schools, who have worked very hard in improving the pass percentage from the pre-boards (30%), to boards (70%). Great work by the whole Team Education," Sisodia posted on Twitter.

As many as 15,487 candidates secured 90 per cent marks and above, while 2,861 students secured 95 per cent and above.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas had the highest pass percentage in the Delhi region with 98.63 followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas at 97.03, according to CBSE officials.

The CBSE declared its Class 12 results on May 26 and Delhi was third in terms of pass percentage after Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai.

Delhi's pass percentage was 89 as opposed to last year's pass percentage of 88.37.

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