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Over 86% students clear CBSE Class 10 exams; 4 joint toppers with 99.8% marks

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Thiruvananthapuram region has registered the highest pass percentage with 99.60%

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Over 86% of over 16 lakh students that appeared in CBSE Class 10 examinations have passed, according to the results declared by the  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday. Four students have jointly been declared toppers as they scored equal marks, 499 out of 500, in their class 10th exams that were conducted in March-April earlier this year. 

Students can check their marks on official CBSE websites-, and

While Thiruvananthapuram region has registered the highest pass percentage with 99.60%, Chennai region is on the second place with 97.37% successful students. Overall pass percentage this year is 86.70%. 

The CBSE said that 16,24,682 lakh students appeared for the Class 10 examinations that were conducted across 4,460 centres. 

Congratulating the successful students, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “Congratulations to those who’ve succeeded. 10th CBSE board exam was conducted after 10 years. This’s basically preparation for 12th board. Those students who’ve got compartment should prepare again & I’m sure they’ll do well.”

The board exams were marred by controversy this year with question paper leaks being reported from Delhi-NCR, Haryana and Jharkhand of Class 10 mathematics paper, but the HRD ministry had decided against conducting a re-examination in the “interest of students”.

This was the first batch to appear for the Class 10 board examinations after the CBSE decided to junk the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and reintroduce the board exams.

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