CBSE Class 12 pass %, no. of high scorers rise compared to 2019 | India News

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NEW DELHI: The number of high scorers continues to increase in CBSE 12th class board exam, result of which were released on Friday.
While the number has been down since the pandemic years (2020 and 2021) when exams were disrupted, compared with 1.3% of all candidates who achieved an aggregate score of 95% or higher in 2019, this year this number has increased to 2.3%.
The pass rate was also up 9.3 percentage points from 2019 and breached 90% for the first time, excluding pandemic years.
Up to 92.7% of students passed the exam this year. Last year, when no exams were held, the pass rate was unusually high at 99.4%.
This year, the board exam is conducted in two parts, semester 1 and semester 2.
While it was previously said that both provisions would have equal weight, with 20%-30% being earmarked for practice, a CBSE release said 30% weighting was ultimately given to the theoretical papers for Semester 1 and 70% for Semester 2, with equal weighting for practice across the two terms.
This year, 1,347,797 students scored 90% or more, while 33,432 students scored 95% or more. In 2021, there are 1,50,152 students with 90% or more and 70,004 students with 95% or more.
Excluding 2020 and 2021, both pass rates and high scorers this year are the highest ever.



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