Over 82 per cent 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 per cent, 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 per cent over 2012.
Girls continued to fare better than boys with 87.98 per cent clearing the exam as compared to 77.78 per cent boys. Among the regions, Chennai once again put up the best performance with a pass percentage of 91.83.
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.
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.
Students can check their results on http://cbseresults.nic.in/, http://cbse.examresults.net/ or www.cbse.nic.in. They can also obtain their grades on cell phones.
All they need to do is type cbse12 roll number and send it to the number that matches their subscriber. For Airtel, 5800001a and 5207011a, for MTS, 543216, for BSNL, 57766, for Tata Docomo, 54321a, 51234, 5333300 and for Vodafone, 50000.
Students could also acquire the result through interactive voice response system (IVRS). This facility is available at 1255536 for BSNL subscribers, 5432128 for MTS, 54321223 for Tata Teleservice (Indicom, Docomo) and 5207011a for Airtel.