CBSE results: Girls outperform boys; Board replaces 'fail' with 'essential repeat'

By Anusha Puppala  Published on  15 July 2020 9:23 AM GMT
CBSE results: Girls outperform boys; Board replaces fail with essential repeat

Hyderabad: Yet again, girls outperformed boys in the CBSE Class X results by securing 93.1 pass percent while boys 90.14 %, announced the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) on Wednesday afternoon.

As many as 18,73,015 students appeared for Class X exam out of which 17,13,121 students passed. The overall percentage for Class X this year stands at 91.46 percent, which is 0.36 percent higher than 2019 academic year.

The students of Trivandrum performed best amongst all regions with 99.28 pass percentage, followed by Chennai with 98.95 percent, Bengaluru with 98.23 percent. While the pass percentage of Guwahati region was lowest at 79.12 percent.

Among all the Institutions Kendriya Vidyalaya (KVs) students scored highest pass percentage with 99.23 percent followed by Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas(JNVs) schools with 98.66 pass percentage. As many as 5,867 Children with Special Needs (CWSN) students appeared for Class X exam among which 5,540 passed the exam with 94.43 pass percentage.

The board has decided to replace the term “FAIL” by the term “Essential Repeat”. Hence, in the result declared no “FAIL” term will be mentioned in the documents issued to the candidates and the result hosted on the website according to CBSE. The board authorities will announce the schedule of these examinations subsequently in consultation with the Government of India. The Rechecking and Revaluation modalities in detail will be notified soon by the board.

Candidate’s digital mark sheet, passing and migration certificates, skill certificates are also available in DigiLocker. The Digilocker account credentials have already been sent to students via SMS on their mobile number registered with CBSE.

• The certificates can also be downloaded from the DigiLocker mobile app available at

Google Play

( or

Apple App Store

( to access your certificates. To login, use CBSE registered mobile number, OTP and enter the last 6 digits of your roll number as security pin.

The post-result Tele-counselling facility has been activated from July 13 and will continue till July 27 on Toll-Free Number 1800 11 8004. Students and parents can dial from any part of the country on all days from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm or access pre-recorded useful tips and other information on IVRS on the same number or visit CBSE website

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