The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday announced the results for Class XII examinations held in March, registering an overall pass percentage of 80.91 per cent.
This was a marginal increase from last year's 80.64 per cent, CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly told reporters in New Delhi announcing the all India results.
Out of the six exam regions, Chennai topped the list of pass percentage with 91.39 per cent followed by Ajmer (85.18 per cent), Delhi (83.69), Panchkula (80.80), Allahabad (75.23) and Guwahati (63.24).
Except for Allahabad and Panchkula regions which recorded a dip in their pass percentage, all other regions improved their results this year compared to last year.
Girls outshone boys yet again in the examinations, recording an impressive pass percentage of 85.44 per cent. Boys were seven per cent down with a pass percentage of 77.59 percentage.
A total of 384 students, including 193 girls, scored over 95 per cent marks in the examinations while 8,252 students managed to cross the 90 per cent mark. Among those who scored over 90 per cent marks, girls were 4,190.
There was an increase of 0.27 per cent in the number of candidates who registered for the examinations. A total of 5,49,344 candidates registered for the exams.
The CBSE had announced the results for three of the six regions -- Ajmer, Panchkula and Chennai -- on Wednesday while the remaining were declared on Friday.