New Delhi: With a pass percentage of 88.58 per cent, girls once again outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII Board examination, the results of which were declared on Saturday. Boys recorded a pass percentage of 78.85 per cent.
Region-wise, South India has done better than others with the over all pass percentage of Thiruvanathapuram Region at 97.61 per cent being the highest followed by Chennai which has a pass percentage of 92.63.
The overall pass percentage this year is 83.05 which is an improvement over last year's 82 per cent.
In all a total of 1,065,179 candidates had registered for the exam this year, a 2.38 per cent increase over the number of candidates that appeared last year.
In a statement released here, the CBSE said that for the second consecutive year, CBSE has declared results of all ten regions on the same day.
The duration of examination was from March 1 to April 26, 2016.
The Board results for all its regions can be accessed at on three websites-www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in.
The schools will automatically get their results on the email ids already registered with the Board.
Starting this year, CBSE will also provide Class XII digital mark sheets in DigiLocker at www.digilocker.gov.in.
The DigiLocker account credentials will be sent to students via SMS on their mobile number registered with CBSE.
Delhi girl Sukriti Gupta has topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board exams with 99.4 per cent.
Gupta, a student of Montfort School, Ashok Vihar, scored 497 marks out of 500. At second position is Palak Goel from Tagore Public School in Kurukshetra, Haryana with 496 marks.
The third position has been shared by Somy Uppal from St Theresa's Convent School in Haryana's Karnal and Ajish Sekar from PSBB Senior Secondary School, Chennai.
They both have scored 495 marks.
In the differently-abled category, Mudita Jagota, a student from DAV Public School, Faridabad is the topper with 485 marks.
The second and third position have been bagged by Siddhartha Biswas from Kendriya Vidyalaya, RK Puram and Raskhit Malik from Amity International School, Noida.
They have scored 484 and 482 marks respectively.