The results of the Class 12 exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been declared. Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class XII results announced today with Meghna Srivastava, from a Noida school, topping the examination this year.
The overall pass percentage was 83.01 per cent as against last year's 82.02 per cent.
Girls did better than the boys with a pass percentage of 88.31 per cent against boys' 78.99 per cent, officials at the CBSE headquarters said here.
Meghna Srivastava topped the CBSE Class 12 examination getting 99.8%. 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 position was bagged by another girl, Anoushka Chand, also a humanities stream student from a school in Ghaziabad. She got 498 marks out of 500.
The third position was held by seven students who got 497 marks out of 500, the officials said.
The best performing region was Trivandrum in Kerala with a pass percentage of 97.32 per cent.
Chennai region's pass percentage was second best at 93.87 per cent.
Delhi was at the third spot with 89 per cent pass percentage, the officials said.
The result will also be available via SMS. The numbers are 52001 (MTNL), 57766 (BSNL), 5800002 (Aircel), 55456068 (Idea), 54321, 51234 and 5333300 (Tata Teleservices), 54321202 (Airtel), and 9212357123 (National Informatics Centre).
From this year, the Board will also provide Class XII digital marksheets on DigiLocker at http://digilocker.gov.in.
The students can also get their result through Microsoft's Android "SMS Organizer" app. To get CBSE Class 10 and 12 results on SMS Organizer, students first need to download the app and then register for CBSE results. The pre-registered students will receive a notification for their result.
The CBSE) announced that the Class 10 results will be declared within two days of class 12 results.
The exams for class 12, originally scheduled to be held between March 3 and April 13, were extended to April 25 when students were made to give a re-test for Economics paper after the Board came to know it was leaked.
The board also announced a tele-counselling service to help students get over the post-result anxiety. This helpline can be accessed by dialling 1800 11 8004 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. all days from anywhere in the country.
(With inputs from agencies)