"Girls have done better this year as well. The girls have a pass percentage of 99.06 percent, compared to 98.74 percent of boys," CBSE public relations officer Rama Sharma told IANS.
The overall pass percentage was 98.87 percent - a marginal increase from last year's 98.76 percent.
The highest pass percentage, 99.96 percent, was from Thiruvananthapuram.
CBSE is the national board of education for public and private schools and conducts final examinations for Class 10 and 12.