The month-long wait for nearly 12 lakh students has finally ended with the CBSE declaring the Class 12 results this afternoon. The topper, Meghana Srivastava from Uttar Pradesh's Noida, got 499 out of 500 marks.
The second topper, Anoushka Chandra, also from Uttar Pradesh, is just one mark behind with 498. Third is Chahat Bodhraj from Rajasthan, with 497 marks, rounding off an all-girl podium.
This year, girls have outshined boys with an overall passing percentage of 88.31 compared to 78.09 of boys. Last year, the boys had performed better.
Meghna Srivastava scored 100 in History, Geography, Psychology, Economics and 99 at English core. While the second topper got 98 in English and 100 in rest subjects
Out of 11.84 lakh registered for the exam, of which 11.06 have appeared for the Class 12 exams. A total of 918762 candidates have passed the exam. The Trivandrum region has registered the highest pass per cent with 97.32 per cent with Chennai at 93.87 per cent and Delhi at 98 per cent.
The pass percentage of Delhi region has seen marginal increase with 89 per cent this year while in 2017, it was 88.37 per cent. The girls have outperformed boys with about 9.32 per cent. The girls have scored 88.31 per cent while the boys are at 78.99 per cent.
This year, 72,599 candidates scored 90 per cent and above marks and 12,737 students have got 95 per cent and above marks. Seven students with 497 out of 500 marks are in third place
Like the previous years, this year also the CBSE is hosting its results on the net with the technical support of National Informatics Centre (NIC). The students can access their results through following websites; http://www.results.nic.in, http://www.cbseresults.nic.in and http://www.cbse.nic.in.