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CBSE's class X results declared: Girls continue to outclass boys in pass percentage
Secondary school level results of the CBSE have been declared with 13 students topping the exam with 499 marks and girls outclassing boys in pass percentage once again. Girls have done better than Boys by 2.31%. The transgender candidates' performance in terms of pass percentage is 94.74 which is better than last year's performance.

"Trivandrum performed best amongst all regions with 99.85% pass percentage followed by Chennai region with 99.00% while Ajmer stands at third position with 95.89% pass percentage. Total 17, 61,078 students appeared in the exam out of which 16,04,428 students passed the exam. Overall pass percentage of this year is 91.10. Thirteen students have topped the exam with 499 total marks," stated an MHRD release.

Delhi and Guwahati regions recorded the lowest pass percentage of 80.97 and 74.49 respectively. However, performance of candidates in Foreign Schools (Full Subjects) recorded in terms of pass percentage is 98.75 this time.

This time, 5352 CWSNs appeared and their pass percentage has been 95.99. However, most of them were hearing impaired, visually impaired and dyslexics.

The names of 13 students who scored 499/500 are:  Siddhant Pengoriya, Divyansh Wadhwa, Yogesh Kumar Gupta, Ankur Mishra, Vatsal Varshney, Manya, Aryan Jha, Taru Jain, Havana N Sivadas, Ish Madan, Divjot Kaur Jaggi, Apoorva Jain, and Shivani Lath.

Some studies indicate that in a closed content mastery testing, the gender differences in learning styles allow more time for girls on the learning task because of lesser emphasis in competitive sports aspects and multi-dimensional personality growth.  Some research has shown that girls tend to study in order to master the subject master and concentrate on soft skills to fit into examination system which is lop-sided toward convergent thinking skills dishing out perfect score in humanities too.  

There is need to balance the teaching style and examination system towards higher order creative and critical thinking skills as well as hard technical skills which men tend to value, I think. The trends in results must work as a wakeup call for towards gender equity by adjusting the teaching style and inclusion of higher order thinking type questions in the test papers.

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