The number of cheating cases reported in the CBSE Class XII examinations this year is more than double of that of last year's figures.

According to a CBSE official, while 56 cases of malpractice were reported from across the country last year, 119 cases were reported this year. The highest number has been reported from Rajasthan's Ajmer with 54 cheating cases, while just three cases were reported from the region last year. 

Delhi saw the number come down from 12 to eight, whereas in Guwahati the cases increased from nine to 27. The number of cases in UP's Allahabad has gone down from seven to three, while Dehradun's figure jumped from four to nine. Chandigarh's Panchkula also reported nine cheating cases as against four last year. 

The CBSE officials attributed the higher number of cases to the strict measures to check cheating in exams implemented this year. No cases were reported from Thiruvananthapuram and Bhubaneswar this year while Patna recorded one less cheating case at eight. 

The CBSE announced the results for Class XII examinations on Sunday, registering a dip of over one per cent in the pass percentage. Among the 10.2 lakh students who appeared for the exams, 8.37 lakh cleared them, while over one lakh have been placed for the 2017 compartment exams.

(with PTI inputs)