The overall pass percentage of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board exams saw a drop of 1.13 per cent. The board results were declared on Friday in Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad.
The overall pass percentage was 79.87 per cent compared to 81 per cent last year, a CBSE spokesperson said.
The pass percentage for girls was 85.28 per cent, compared to 75.90 per cent for boys.
The results, which were uploaded on the board's website www.cbse.nic.in, were declared for the three zones at 8 a.m. In Ajmer, Chennai and Panchkula regions, the results were declared Wednesday.
The overall pass percentage was the highest in Chennai - 92.12 per cent.
The pass percentage for regular students was 81.95 per cent while it was 41.99 per cent for those who studied through correspondence.
This year, 699,129 students - 408,367 boys and 290,762 girls - took the Class 12 board exams in the country and abroad.