New Delhi, May 25: Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday, May 25 announced the Class XII board results for all regions, putting an end to the anxious wait of the students.
Like every year, this time too, girls performed better than boys. The pass percentage of girls was 87.57 as compared to boys', which was 77.77 percent. [CBSE class 12 results to be declared today]
Delhi girl M Gayatri, a commerce student of New Green Field School in Delhi's Saket area, topped the examination with 99.2 percent marks.
The second spot was shared by Noida student Mythili Mishra, B. Arjun from Pattom in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and Saurabh Bhambri, a student from Delhi's Greater Kailash area. All three of them scored 99 percent - 495 out of the total 500 marks.
Overall, the CBSE's Thiruvananthapuram region recorded the highest pass percentage of 95.41, followed by Chennai with a pass percentage of 91.14 percent. Chennai's pass percentage last year was 91.63 percent.
Delhi stood third with an overall pass percentage of 86.13 percent. Delhi's pass percentage for boys was 81.59 percent and 90.87 percent for girls. Of the 2,66,661 registered students in Delhi, 2,63,361 students appeared for the exam, of whom 2,26,838 passed.
The performance of Delhi's government schools was the best in the country among all government schools as 88.22 percent of their students cleared the exams. However, Delhi's figure was 88.78 percent in 2014.
"You can see the difference (between the pass percentage of girls and boys) is more than 9.79 percent. So, as usual, girls have outscored boys this year as well," said Rama Sharma, public relations officer, CBSE.
"There were 10.4 lakh candidates who appeared in the exam this year, which was 1.2 percent more than the past year. The pass percentage of 2015 is 82 percent, which is marginally lower than that of last year which was 82.70 percent," she added.
Delhi was followed by Ajmer region where the government schools had a pass percentage of 86.11 percent, compared to 86.63 percent last year.
The total number of candidates who took the CBSE Class 12 examination was 1,040,368, marking an increase of about 1.2 percent over that of last year.
The official website of the CBSE crashed for about an hour, soon after the board results were declared.
Students checked their Class XII results at following websites:
PM Narendra Modi congratulates CBSE class 12 performers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated those who passed the CBSE class 12 examination.
"Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII Board Exam. Best wishes for a bright future," the PM Modi tweeted.
Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII Board Exam. Best wishes for a bright future.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 25, 2015
(With agency inputs)