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CBSE Class 12 Results 2017 Declared, Pass Percentage Sees a Dip

Representative Image. (Image: Getty Images)

Representative Image. (Image: Getty Images)

CBSE Class 12 results 2017 would be declared on Sunday before noon, the Central Board of Secondary Education said in a notification on Friday, ending the suspense over the much-awaited result.

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 12 results 2017 at 10:30am on Sunday, ending the wait of millions of apprehensive students who now look forward to gaining admissions in colleges and universities across India.

Raksha Gopal, a student of Amity International School in Noida, topped the CBSE Class 12 exams 2017 with 99.6%, while Bhumi Sawant De from DAV Public School in Chandigarh stood second with 99.4% and Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh tied third with Mannat Luthra at 99.2%.

Speaking to CNN-News18, Raksha, a Humanities student, said: “The feeling is yet to sink in. I knew I would do well, but never thought I would top. This shatters the myth that students from Humanities cannot score.” Raksha added that she wished to pursue Political Science (Hons) next.

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The overall pass percentage this year came down a notch to 82% from 83% last year.

The CBSE started a helpline with toll free number 18000118004 for psychological counselling post the Class XII results. "Sixty five counsellors will talk to students and parents on the helpline number between 8 am to 10 pm," the official said.

The results declared include five-point moderation as ordered by the Delhi High Court recently. The court had quashed the Board’s decision to do away with the moderation or grace marks policy, saying students who appeared for the exams in March did so with the knowledge that grace marks would continue.

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A total of 10,98,891 candidates — 6,38,865 boys and 4,60,026 girls — from 10,678 schools had registered for the Class 12 exams, which is a 2.82 percent increase from 2016. Delhi regions have the highest number of candidates (2,58,321), followed by Panchkula with 1,84,557 and Ajmer with 1,31,449 candidates. The exams were conducted from March 9 to April 29.

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The CBSE results will be followed on Monday by the results to the ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12.