No failures in Allahabad region

ALLAHABAD: With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introducing the Eligible for Improvement of Performance (EIOP) system replacing the existing compartment system, not a single candidate out of 2,47,508 who appeared in CBSE class 10 examination from 2,250 schools of Allahabad region, comprising six states of UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal, was declared failed even as the overall pass percentage this year came down to 89.52 in comparison to 90.19 of the last year.

Around 27635 candidates were included in the EIOP category in the wake of which the column of failed or not eligible for improvement of performance candidates this year drew a blank.

Maintaining their victorious streak, girls once again left behind boys with an impressive overall pass percentage of 91.99 per cent in comparison to 88.20 per cent of boys.

A total of 216679 students appeared in the examination from independent schools out of which 189471 were declared pass/qualified bringing the overall pass percentage to 87.44 which is slightly less than 88.31 of previous year, said regional officer, CBSE, Rajvir Singh. From Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) a total of 10049 students appeared in the examination of which 9894 were declared successful which elevated the overall pass percentage to 98.45 as compared to 97.88 of last year.