The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Saturday declared the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) examination results.
While 97.96 per cent of candidates who had appeared for the Class 10 exams were successful, the pass percentage for Class 12 was 96.96 per cent, Sangita Bhatia, assistant secretary of CISCE, told IANS.
"While Class 10 results have improved by 1.96 per cent point in comparison to the previous year, in Class 12, nearly 3.5 per cent more students qualified the exam compared to the previous year," Bhatia said.
In Class 10, girls did better than boys. While 98.53 per cent girls passed the exams, among boys 97.51 per cent were successful.
Around 90,000 students appeared for the Class 10 exams and 44,000 for Class 12 exams across the country. Nearly 1,500 schools are affiliated with the CISCE.