M Gayatri of New Green Field School in Saket, Delhi, has scored the highest marks in the CBSE Class 12 exams this year. She scored a total of 496 out of 500 (99.2%). Mythili Mishra from Amity International School, Noida, Saurabh Bhambri of KRM World School, Greater Kailash II, Delhi, and B Arjun of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, were placed second with a score of 495 out of 500 (99%). Gayatri is from commerce stream, while both Mythili and Saurabh are from humanities.
Last year's topper, Sarthak Aggarwal scored a total of 99.6%: the highest ever in CBSE Class 12.
In the results announced today, girls once again outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 87.56%. Boys could only score a distant 77.77%. The overall pass percentage this year is 82%. Last year it was a shade better at 82.70%.
The pass percentage of Chennai region, which includes Mumbai, dipped to 91.4% this year from 92.89%, but it bagged the second position across the country. Alrice Dorine Alva from Don Bosco School, Navi Mumbai, made it to the national merit list with 471 out of 500, scoring 94.2%.
In this region too, girls fared better than boys with a pass percentage of 92.13%, as compared to the 90.32% of boys. Last year, girls scored 93.13% and boys lagged behind with a little over 90%.
Speaking to HT, Gayatri, who wants to be a chartered accountant, said: "I chose commerce to become a CA. Delhi University sounds like a great place to be in, but it is not my priority. I owe my success to my parents. The mantra was to devote some hours to studies every day."
Second topper Saurabh will be studying politics and international relations at Durham University, UK. He told HT: "I owe my success to three people: My parents, elder sister and all my teachers. I want to work with the United Nations one day."
In other results, Lucknow's Anirudh Deb of Delhi Public School, Eldeco Branch, topped the Allahabad region with a score of 492 out of 500 (98.4%). He scored a perfect 100 in Mathematics, 99 in Computers, Chemistry and Physics, and 95 in English. "It came as a big surprise because some of the question papers were bit difficult. I was only expecting something around 90%, but never thought that I would top in the region," Anirudh said. His father is a clerk in Mandi Parishad and mother is a Nurse in SGPGIMS, Lucknow.
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As many as 10,29,874 students appeared for the exam this year, with 6,03,064 boys and 4,26,810 girls.
The board has advised schools under the Delhi region to collect the results from the office of the respective zonal office of Deputy Director of Education after the declaration of the results.
Officials said the results of CBSE’s class 10 examination would also be announced in a couple of days.
The board, in its statement, added that post-result counselling would begin on Monday and continue till June 8, for which it has provided a toll-free number.