The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the Class 12 results 2017 on May 28 morning at 10.20 am. The 2017 topper is Raksha Gopal from Amity International School in Noida. The CBSE topper scored 99.6 per cent, while the second topper Bhumi Sawant of Chandigarh scored 99.4 per cent.
The all India pass percentage went down from 83.05% in 2016 to 82% this year, but the number of students who scored between 95% and 100% increased from 9,351 last year to 10,091 this year.
This has sparked a debate on social media with many questioning if the Board has spiked the marks, instead of only giving grace marks to students who could have failed for the want of a few marks.
A total of 1076761 students registered for the exam out of which 1020762 have appeared. As many as 824355 have passed the Class 12 exams 2017.
The girls have outnumbered the boys by registering a pass percentage of 87.50 while boys pass percent stood at 78 per cent. However, there overall percentage has fell down as the girls scored 88.58 last year.
CBSE along with 32 state boards scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to the students in exams for difficult questions. However, following intervention of the Delhi High Court, the board decided to implement the change from next year.
Students can check their results on the official website of the board, cbseresults.nic.in.