NEW DELHI: With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results for class XII board examinations announced today, this year too girls outperformed boys securing the top three positions. Sukriti Gupta, a student from Delhi’s Monfort School is the national topper. She scored a whopping 497 of 500 marks.
The other two top performers are Palak Goyal from Tagore Public School, Haryana securing the second position with 496, followed by Somya Uppal from St Teresa’s Convent School, Haryana who scored 495.
With a pass percentage of 88.58 per cent, girls performed better than boys. Boys recorded a pass percentage of 78.85 per cent. The overall pass percentage this year is 83.05 which is an improvement over last year’s 82 percent.
Region-wise, South India has done better than others with the overall pass percentage of Thiruvanathapuram region at 97.61 percent being the highest followed by Chennai which has a pass percentage of 92.63.
In a statement released in Delhi, the CBSE said that for the second consecutive year, CBSE has declared results of all ten regions on the same day.
In all more than 10 lakh candidates had registered for the exam this year, a 2.38 percent increase over the number of candidates that appeared last year.
The CBSE exams began on March 1 and concluded on April 26.
Starting this year, CBSE will also provide Class XII digital mark sheets in DigiLocker at http://www.digilocker.gov.in.
The DigiLocker account credentials will be sent to students via SMS on their mobile number registered with CBSE.