New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) outperformed girls and boys of other schools across India as 98.72 percent of their students cleared the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 exams, results of which were declared Friday.
JNVs, which are autonomous schools under the human resource development ministry, had a pass percentage of 98.31 last year.
The second in the list this year were Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) with 96.87 percent students getting the qualifying certificate, a rise of 0.52 percent from last year.
Independent schools, also known as public schools, have 91.79 percent students qualifying for the certificate as compared to 91.89 percent in 2009.
In government schools, the percentage of students getting the qualifying certificate was 83.01, an increase of 2.93 percent compared to last year.
Among others, 93.37 percent of students at central Tibetan schools will get qualifying certificate while in government-aided institutes the percentage was 83.01 percent.
The private schools, however, were far behind in the list as only 35.55 percent of their students are eligible to get qualifying certificate.
This year, 886,338 students — 522,107 boys and 364,231 girls — took the Class 10 board exams in India and abroad.