While government schools recorded a pass percentage of 94.32, for affiliated and associated schools, the numbers are 91.84 and 87.04, he said.
Day before the board exams, Isabella's mother would go without food so that her child could eat.
Priya's father earned enemies among his relatives for sending his daughters to school.
She could not even see him last because their family could not afford the money to fly down the body from Malaysia to India.
This comes a day after Higher Education Minister KP Anbalagan said that applications were invited for engineering admissions in the state.
Private (independent) schools in the region, with a pass percentage of 99.26, performed better than government schools which recorded a success rate of 97.09%
In what is now a tradition, girl students outperformed boys in overall pass percentage by 5.96%. The overall pass percentage rose by 5.38 per cent.
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Shobha Bagai, dean (admissions), said the registration process was already underway till July 18.
Of the 35,359 students who appeared for the examination from the state this year, 34,536 became eligible for higher studies.
Among the 16 regions in the country, Bengaluru was only second to Trivandrum which secured a 97.67 pass percentage. Chennai and Delhi west and east regions followed Bengaluru
Last year, the pass percentage was 83.40 per cent.
The results will be made available online at cisce.org and results.cisce.org or can also be accessed via 'CAREERS' portal of the council and SMS
Director School Education, Jammu, Anuradha Gupta said the JKBOSE declared the results in most difficult circumstances amid the pandemic.
The passing percentage this time in the High School examination is 83.31 per cent and in the Intermediate, it is 74.63 per cent.
Boomika has scored 99 marks each, in Economics and Commerce subjects and aspires to join Indian Revenue Service.