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%.
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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.