Once again, the girls have outshone the boys in the CBSE Class 12 exams this year. Scoring 99.2%, M Gayatri of New Green Field School in Saket, Delhi, is the highest scorer with a total of 496 out of 500. Securing the second place with 495 out of 500 are three students, namely, B Arjun of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram , Saurabh Bhambri of KRM World School, Greater Kailash II, Delhi and Mythili Mishra from Amity International School, Noida.
This year’s results have followed the pattern of the last few years with girls performing better than the boys. The pass percentage of girls is 87.56% with boys scoring a distant 77.77%. The overall pass percentage this year is 82%, a little less than last year’s 82.70%. The CBSE topper last year Sarthak Aggarwal scored a total of 99.6%: the highest ever in CBSE Class 12.
Aspiring to become a Chartered Accountant, Gayatri had taken up Commerce. Giving credits to her parents, she told us that, “I am really happy and give all the credit to my lovely parents for the love and support they bestowed on me. I would like to become a CA and though Delhi University is a great varsity, but my priorities are different. My success mantra was to devote serious hard work even though for two-three hours per day and work on my strengths and weaknesses with equal importance.”
Second topper Saurabh, a humanities student wants to work with the United Nations one day and plans to study politics and international relations at Durham University, UK. Speaking to us, he said that “I am privileged to have great family support and owe my success to my parents, elder sister and all my teachers.”
Chennai region, which includes Mumbai bagged the second position across the country, though the pass percentage dipped to 91.4% this year from 92.89% last year. Scoring 94.2%, Al Rice Dorine Alva from Don Bosco School, Navi Mumbai made it to the national merit list with 471 out of 500. However, taking an overall look of the region, girls have performed better with a pass percentage of 92.13%, while the boys lagged behind with 90.32%.
Other achievers include Anirudh Deb of Delhi Public School, Lucknow who got 98.4% (492 out of 500) and topped the Allahabad region. He scored a perfect 100 in Mathematics, 99 in Chemistry, Computers and Physics, and 95 in English. Surprised by his achievement, Anirudh said that, “I had undoubtedly worked hard and expected somewhere around 90%, but becoming the region’s topper was truly a big surprise.”
A total of 10,29,874 students taken the exam this year, with 6,03,064 boys and 4,26,810 girls.