Girls again outshine boys in CBSE Class XII examination


Over 82% students on Monday cleared the 2013 Class XII CBSE 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 82.10%, an increase of about two per cent over the last year, said a statement issued by the CBSE.

In all, 9,44,721 students registered for the Class XII examination this year, which was also an increase of 15.81% over 2012.

Girls continued to fare better than boys with 87.98% clearing the exam as compared to 77.78% boys. Among the regions, Chennai once again put up the best performance with a pass percentage of 91.83.

Students can access their results online on CBSE’s official websites —,, and

The results this year in particular assumes significance for students who aspire to make it to the IITs as weightage is given for the Class XII performance. 2012 cut-off list for DU

Accordingly, the cut off score for the top 20 percentile will be 391 for general category students this year, the statement said. For OBC, it will be 389, SC 350 and ST 338.

Rank holders in the JEE advance under the new format must be among the top 20 performers for admission to the IITs.