Girls again outshone boys in the CBSE Class XII results announced on Saturday with Meghna Srivastava, from a Noida school, topping the examination this year. Meghna topped the exam by scoring 99.8% marks. 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 is also from Delhi region and has scored 488 marks. She is also a humanities stream student from a school in Ghaziabad.
The third position was held by seven students who got 497 marks out of 500, the officials said.
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 overall pass percentage this year was 83.01% as against last year's 82.02%.
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.
12,737 students have scored 95% and above in the exams.
(With PTI inputs)