The autonomous Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) performed better than other schools across India with a whopping 94 per cent JNV students passing the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams.
The pass percentage of Navodaya Vidyalayas in board exams was 94.09 percent, which is 2.65 percent higher than last year.
Of the total 21,692 JNV students - 13,946 boys and 7,746 girls - as many 371 scored 90 percent and above.
JNVs are autonomous schools under the ministry of human resource development.
The Kendriya Vidyalayas followed the Navodaya Vidyalayas with a pass percentage of 91.32, an increase of 0.32 percent from last year.
While the government schools have registered a pass percentage of 82.81 percent, the independent schools, popularly known as public schools, have registered a success rate of 80.94 percent, as against 81.68 percent last year.
Among others, the central Tibetan schools, under the CBSE, have registered a pass percentage of 91.15 percent as against 85.81 percent in 2008.
The pass percentage in private schools has shown an improvement with 49.72 percent students clearing the exam compared to 37.77 percent last year.
This year 627,821 students - 361,642 boys and 266,179 girls - appeared for the board exams in India and abroad.
The overall pass percentage - at 81 - recorded a marginal increase of 0.09 percent over last year. Girls have done better than boys with the pass percentage at 85.94 as compared to 77.40 for boys.
As many as 15,839 students scored 90 percent or above in CBSE Class 12 results announced Friday.