The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced the results for Class XII examinations for three of the six regions, registering a pass percentage of over 80 per cent.
The Chennai region topped the results with a pass percentage of 90.71 per cent, up from last year's 83 per cent, followed by Ajmer region with 86.34 per cent and Panchkula with 80.8 per cent.
The results for the remaining three regions Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad will be declared on Friday.
Girls, meanwhile, outperformed boys yet again in the examinations in all the three regions.
In Chennai region, out of the total 48,249 candidates, 43,767 students got through.
V Nagaraju, Regional Officer of CBSE, attributed the early declaration of the results in the region to "pressure" created due to early declaration of state board results in the region, especially Tamil Nadu, where the results are out by the first week of May.
The Chennai region comprises Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu and Lakshwadweep.
Ajmer Regional Officer P I Saboo said 89.14 per cent of the girls who appeared for the examinations in the region cleared while boys were a little behind in pass percentage with 84.36 per cent.
A total of 60,926 students appeared for the exams and 52,685 passed the examinations, Saboo said, adding pass percentage of regular students were 87.52 per cent and that of private candidates were 44.01 per cent.
In Panchkula region, over 90,000 students appeared for the examinations.
While 85.98 per cent of girls cleared the examinations, the figures for boys were 77 per cent.
Detailed results are available on www.Cbseresults.Nic.In.