New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Girls outclassed boys as Sukriti Gupta of Delhi and Palak Goyal of Haryana bagged the first and second positions in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 results declared on Saturday.
With an overall pass percentage of 88.58, girls performed better compared to the boys’ 78.85.
The pass percentage for boys in 2015 was 81.59 percent, while it was 90.87 percent for girls.
According to a CBSE press release, 83.05 percent students cleared the examination this year against 82 percent last year.
Thiruvananthapuram recorded the highest pass percentage of 97.61, followed by Chennai at 92.63 percent.
Over 10 lakh students had appeared in the examinations that began on March 1 and concluded on April 22.
Sukriti Gupta of Montfort School in west Delhi secured 99.4 percent marks to top the exams.
Gupta, a science stream student, scored full marks in Physics and Chemistry and got 99 out of 100 in English, Mathematics and Computer Science each. She aggregated 497 out of 500.
Palak Goyal of Tagore Public School, Kurukshetra, stood second in the all-India ranking, securing just one mark less than Gupta. She scored 99.2 percent.
The third place was secured by Somya Uppal of St. Theresa’s Convent School, Karnal, and Ajish Sekar of P.S.B.B Senior Secondary, Chennai – both scoring 99 percent marks.
In the differently-abled category, Mudita Jagota of DAV Public School, Faridabad, stood first with 97 percent marks, Siddhartha Biswas of Kendriya Vidyalaya School, R.K. Puram, Delhi, came second and Rakshit Malik of Amity International School, Noida, stood third.
About 2.38 percent more candidates had registered for the examinations this year compared with the last year.