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Chennai tops CBSE Class X results; overall pass percentage improves

May 26, 2005 20:57 IST

A healthy 74.60 % of 6,05,477 students cleared the Class X Central Board of Secondary Education exams with the Chennai region throwing up the best pass percentage of 90.74% and girls once again outshining boys.

The results for the three remaining regions -- Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad -- were declared on Thursday at 6 pm. The board came out with the results for the Ajmer, Chennai and Chandigarh regions on Tuesday.

The overall pass percentage has improved by 2.38%.

Chennai, whose results had been declared on Tuesday, has the best overall percentage of 90.74, with Ajmer second best at 87.70%.

The pass percentage in Chandigarh stood at 82.21 and Allahabad was in the fourth slot with 80.60%.

National capital Delhi, with 60.84% success rate, is at the fifth spot, while Guwahati has fared the poorest, with an overall pass percentage of 45.90.

Outdoing boys once again, girls have shown a pass percentage of 75.26. The pass percentage for boys is 74.13.

There was a rush of students at cybercafes, with the results posted on the CBSE Web sites:, and

Arrangements for accessing results through SMS or Interactive Voice Response were also available, apart from the traditional trip to the school.

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