Out of 11.06 lakh who appeared for the Class XII exams, a total of 9,18,762 candidates have passed. The overall pass percentage was 83.01% as against last year’s 82.02%.
Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class XII results with Meghna Srivastava, from a Noida school, topping the examination this year. She secured 499 marks out of 500. She is a student of Step By Step School, Noida, and is from the Humanities stream.
The second topper, Anoushka Chandra, also from Uttar Pradesh, is just one mark behind with 498. Seven students with 497 out of 500 marks are in third place.
The girls have outperformed boys with about 9.32%. The girls have scored 88.31% while the boys are at 78.99%. The pass percentage of Delhi region has seen a marginal increase of 89% this year while in 2017, it was 88.37%.
This year, 72,599 candidates scored 90% and above marks and 12,737 students have got 95% and above marks.
Girls did better than the boys with a pass percentage of 88.31% against boys’ 78.99% officials at the CBSE headquarters said here.
The best performing region was Trivandrum in Kerala with a pass percentage of 97.32% Chennai region’s pass percentage was second best at 93.87%. Delhi was at the third spot with 89% pass percentage, the officials said.