The board exams were cancelled this year in view of the aggressive second wave of COVID-19.
The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) announced much-awaited Class XII results on Friday.
As in the past, girls outshone boys by a margin of 0.54 per cent and over 70,000 students scored above 95 per cent marks.
A total of 99.13% of all boys in class 12 and 99.67% of the girls declared as having passed the examination, with girls outshining boys with 0.54%.
Several students claim that they have applied for admission in colleges without their CBSE board exam results.
The CBSE has also notified its evaluation criteria for assessing Class XII students, but many students appear unhappy with the arrangement.
The board has directed officials to carry out "sudden inspection" without providing schools any prior information regarding their visit.
The region tops with the percentage of 97.32 percent followed by Chennai region at 93.87 and Delhi at 89.
Though no student from these regions figured among the top 10 toppers nationally in the general category, A Vijay Ganesh from Palakkad emerged national topper in the differently-abled category.
Meghna Srivastava, from Ghaziabad, has topped the exams with 499 marks out of 500.