The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the examination results of the Senior Secondary Examination (Class 12th).
Raksha Gopal of Amity International School, Noida has topped the CBSE Class XII 2017 results with 99.6 percent. She is an arts student. Bhumi Sawant De from DAV, Chandigarh is second in the list with 99.4 percent, followed by Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh with 99.2 percent and Mannat Luthra from Bhawans Vidya Mandir, Chandigarh with 99.2 percent.
The overall pass percentage is 82 percent this year, while it was 83 percent last year. Around 11 lakh students have appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exam. Students can check their results on the official website of the board, cbseresults.nic.in. The result has been announced after much delay due to the controversy with the Marks Moderation Policy.
Earlier on Friday, the CBSE decided to not to move the Supreme Court to challenge the Delhi High Court instructions stating that evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board exams this year should be done as per the grace marks policy.
Aiming to check high cut-offs in colleges, the CBSE had scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to the students in exams for difficult questions.
In a reply to plea filed by parents and some students, the Delhi High Court earlier instructed the board to follow its 'moderation policy'. Under the moderation policy, students are awarded up to 15 percent extra marks in certain papers if the questions are deemed to be difficult.