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HRD Ministry announces cash awards for 200 CBSE Meritorious Students

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Cash Award for CBSE Meritorious Students
The HRD Ministry has announced a cash award of Rs. One lakh each to about 200 meritorious students who have passed class 12th this year in the Government schools affiliated to CBSE.

This was approved by the HRD Minister, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju in New Delhi last evening. The students who have studied from classes 9th to 12th and have passed the class 12th exam this year in the Government schools affiliated to CBSE and run by the State Government will be eligible.

The announcement said out of 200 rewards, 50 each will be for the students from Science, Commerce, Humanity and Vocational streams. Expressing satisfaction over the CBSE class 12th result announced yesterday, the Minister said the pass percentage this year is 82.10% which is highest in the last five years. The names of awardees will be announced in one month's time.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday declared the results of Class XII at 10am in the morning. This year many students appeared for the board examinations for the first time.

Around 9 lakh students has registered for the examination where, 89% students across India have passed the examination held in March 2013.

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