Over 80 per cent students on Monday cleared the 2012 Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education examinations, with girls once again outshining the boys and the Chennai region beating others in the overall pass percentage.
The results were declared across the country on Monday, with the total pass percentage standing at 80.19 per cent, a fall of 0.69 per cent over last year, said a statement issued by the CBSE.
In all, 8,15,749 students registered for the Class XII examination this year, which was also an increase of about 5.94 per cent over 2011.
Girls continued to fare better than boys with 86.21 per cent clearing the exam as compared to 75.80 per cent boys.
Among the regions, Chennai once again put up the best performance with a pass percentage of 90.59. Last year, the pass percentage of Chennai was 91.32.
Pass percentage of regular students stood at 82.51 as compared to 38.85 in case of private/patrachar (correspondence) candidates.
For the first time, photocopies of the evaluated answer books will be provided to candidates who make a request.
According to the CBSE statement, the step comes following a decision of the Supreme Court in August last year in that regard.
Applications for the photocopies of the answer books will be accepted by the Board from 31st day of the declaration of the result on the Internet. Detailed modalities will be hosted on the website shortly, it said.
The statement said the first chance compartmental examination will be held on July 16, 2012. Regular candidates will route their requests through the head of institution.
It said forms for verification of marks will also be available on the Board's website www.cbse.nic.in.
For urgent verification, applications can be made on-line within 5 days from the date of declaration of result and the fee will be Rs 300 per subject.
Application can be made either online from the 6th day or offline within 21 days from the date of declaration of result, the fee of which will be Rs 200 per subject.
The fee can be remitted either in cash or through demand draft favouring secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education payable at the respective regional offices.
To help students overcome the exam-related psychological problems, CBSE tele-counselling will continue up to June 7. This year, 50 principals, trained counsellors from CBSE-affiliated government and private schools and few psychologists are participating in tele-counselling.
Of them, 40 are available in India, 10 others are located in Dubai, Doha, Qatar and Kuwait, the statement said.