A pass percentage of 87.74% was recorded in Puduchery and Karaikal regions Class 12 board exam, the results for which were announced on Tuesday.
As many as 12,533 students out of the 14,285 appeared for the examination held in March this year, chief minister N Rangasamy said releasing the results in Puducherry at a press meet.
Puducherry does not have a separate Board of Higher Secondary Education and adopts the curriculum of neighbouring Tamil Nadu for schools in Puducherry and Karaikal regions.
The overall pass percentage had fallen by 0.41 this year compared to 88.15%. As usual, girls fared better than boys with a pass percentage of 90.95.
D Martin of Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School here emerged the first ranker with 1,185 marks while the second rank has been shared by H Gayathri of Sri Sankara Vidhyalaya HSS here and M Thameena Kathiya of Nirmala Ranee Girls HSS Karaikal who scored 1,183 marks each.