New Delhi: Proving their mettle once again in the Class-X and Class-XII board exams this year conducted by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), girls outshone their male counterparts with better pass percentages.

According to the Board results announced on Tuesday, the pass percentage of girls in Class-X was 99.15 per cent against 98.19 of boys. Similarly, the pass rate of girls stood at 98.40 per cent in Class-XII while it was 96.30 per cent in case of boys.

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

The overall pass rate of students in Class-XII was 97.24 per cent, up by 0.13 per cent from last year, while the pass percentage is 98.61 in Class-X which is 0.30 per cent more than last year.

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.

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

Delhi girls no exception

In Delhi and NCR, girls outperformed 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.