The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results of class X examinations for Chennai region on Monday.

According to an official release Monday, of total 1,52,086 students who appeared in the examination in Chennai region, overall 99.66 percent i.e. 1,51,509 have qualified for admission in the next grade.

This year, as many as 97,259 opted for the CBSE exam while 54,741 went for school-based test, the Times of India reported.

Around 2,117 schools appeared in the CBSE examination from Chennai region that includes, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry, IBN Live reported.

Last year, CBSE made the board examination optional and rolled out a grading system instead of marks in class X. According to the new continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system, the students are evaluated on a 9-point grading system ranging from A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, and D.

The system of awarding marks was completely ruled out along with the practice of declaring Compartment/Fail in the report card. The students with grade E1 and E2 are considered ineligible to be promoted to the next class.

This year, nearly 432 students who have secured grade E1 or E2 have been kept in the EIOP (Eligible for Improvement of Performance) category, CBSE Regional Officer DT Sudharsan Rao told the daily.

Students can check their results on CBSE official website and alternatively the results will also be displayed on

Also, the results can be accessed globally on 91 - 11 – 24357276, along with the subjectwise marks through IVRS.

The results of other regions are expected to be declared soon.