Girls outperform boys in ICSE

New Delhi: Girls outperformed boys once again with better pass percentages in the Class-X and Class-XII board exams this year conducted by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

While the pass rate of students in Class-XII was 97.24 per cent, up by 0.13 per cent from last year, the pass percentage is 98.61 in Class-X which is 0.30 per cent more than last year, the Board announced on Tuesday.

There were 57,487 candidates in Class-XII while 1,22,347 students took the Class-X ICSE exam held in March.

The pass percentage of girls in Class-X was 99.15 per cent against 98.19 of boys. Similarly, the pass rate of girls stands at 98.40 per cent in Class-XII while it is 96.30 per cent in case of boys.

The Southern region posted the best result in Class-X with a pass percentage of 99.72 per cent, followed by Western region with a pass percentage of 99.63 per cent.

The Southern region also saw highest percentage of girls i.e. 48.77 per cent appearing for the examination.

Similarly, the Southern region also registered the best pass percentage in Class-XII at 98.28 per cent, followed by Western region with a pass percentage of 97.80 per cent.

The number of girls sitting for the exam was also the highest at 48.65 per cent.

In Delhi and NCR, girls outshone boys in both the exams.

While 98.99 per cent girls cleared the class-X exam, 98.47 per cent boys passed the exam. In Class-XII, the pass percentage of girls is 98.55 as against 98.26 in case of boys.

In all, the pass percentage at Class X stood at 98.72, up by 0.46 per cent while in Class-XII it stood at 98.41, up by 1.53 per cent.

The Board said the marksheets for Class XII will reach the schools on May 19 and for class X a day later.