NEW DELHI: The number of high scorers continues to rise in the CBSE Class XII Board exams, the results of which were released on Friday.
While the number has reduced from the pandemic years (2020 and 2021) when the exams were disrupted, compared to 1.3% of the total candidates who scored 95% and above in aggregate in 2019, this year the figure has zoomed to 2.3%.
The pass percentage has also jumped 9.3 percentage points from 2019 and breached 90% for the first time, excluding the pandemic-hit years.
As many as 92.7% of the students passed the exam this year. Last year, when no exams could be held, the pass percentage was abnormally high at 99.4%.
This year the board exams were conducted in two parts, Term 1 and Term 2.
While earlier it was said that both terms would carry equal weightage, with 20%-30% set aside for practicals, a CBSE release said 30% weightage was finally given to Term 1 theory papers and 70% to Term 2, with equal weightage for practicals across the two terms.
This year, there were 1,34,797 students who scored 90% and above, while 33,432 scored 95% and above. In 2021, there were 1,50,152 students who had scored 90% and above, and 70,004 who were in the 95% and above bracket.
Excluding 2020 and 2021, both the pass percentage and the proportion of high scorers this year are the highest ever.