In the overall results, girls performed better than boys by 9.32 per cent, as the pass percentage for girls was 88.31, while it was 78.99 of boys, an official statement said.
The overall pass percentage has increased by about one per cent to 83.01, and all-India topper, Meghna Srivastava of Noida’s Step By Step School, scored 499 of 500.
Also, 72,599 students scored more than 90 per cent and 12,737 students got more than 95 per cent.
Among different types of schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas fared better than others with a pass per cent of 97.78, closely followed by Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas with a pass per cent of 97.07.
Speaking to the media, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said: “I congratulate all those who have succeeded and I also want to congratulate those who could not succeed. They should not lose their heart, this is a temporary setback. They should do more efforts and succeed. This is my advice.”
“I’m very happy about Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, they have got 98 per cent result. Even government schools, and government-aided schools have scored more than the average results — 85 per cent. It shows that the quality of government schools is improving and it is good news.”
Of the 11,06,772 students who had appeared for the Class 12 examination held between March 5 and April 27, 9,18,763 students passed the examination.
Students of Trivandrum region topped with a pass per cent of 97.32, followed by Chennai with 93.87 per cent and Delhi 89 per cent.
The pass percentage of students in CBSE schools in other countries has increased to 94.94 from 92.02.