The Central Board of Secondary Education declared the Secondary School Examination (Class 10) board examination results 2017 on Saturday afternoon. Data pegged the national pass percentage in 2014 at 98.87% and 90.95% in 2017. It was 96.21% last year.
In the Delhi region, the pass percentage dropped by over 13% from last year to 78.09% this year. Officials said pass percentages have been on the decline across the country and particularly in Delhi since 2014, PTI reported.
The results are available on the official websites of the board: cbse.nic.in, results.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in. The board has also tied up with search engine Bing to enable students to check their result. The results can also be checked on phone through SMS.
A total of 16,67,573 candidates had appeared for the exam this year. The results for the Class 10 examinations were delayed this time. Students were anxious as the board had not announced the result date for the longest time, though it put out a notification to the effect on Friday night.
On May 28, the board declared the Class 12 results. Pass percentages in the Class 12 results was 1% lower than 83% in 2016. The board had said it had suspended its moderation policy under which its used to allot grace marks for difficult questions, PTI reported.