New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today congratulated those who passed CBSE class 12 exam and also advised those who did not do well not to lose heart. Also Read - Delhi Nursery Admissions 2021: Schedule Out, Registration To Start From THIS DATE

He also said the quality of government schools is improving and congratulated those for a good show. Also Read - JEE Advanced 2021: IIT Kharagpur Releases Syllabus, Mock Test At, Check Direct Link Here

The CBSE class 12 results were announced today. The overall pass percentage was 83.01 per cent as against last year’s 82.02 per cent. Also Read - CBSE Exam 2021: Education Minister To Go Live At 4 PM Today, Teachers Likely To Seek Clarity on Dates

“I congratulate all those who succeeded. Those who did not succeed, I give them my best wishes because they should not lose heart. This is a temporary setback and they will put in more effort and succeed,” Javadekar said.

According to CBSE officials, government-aided schools registered a pass percentage of 84.48 per cent and government schools had a pass percentage of 84.39.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Kendriya Vidyalaya had a pass percentage of 97.07 and 97.78 per cent respectively.

Javadekar said, “I am very happy for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya. Even government and government-aided schools have scored more than the average result. It is really a landmark moment. The quality of government schools is improving and it’s a good news for everyone.” Over 11 lakh students had registered for the Class 12 examination, which was marred with controversy over the paper leak issue.

The board had conducted a re-test of Class 12 economics paper on April 25, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage and confusion among students across the country.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.