With a pass percentage of 88.58 per cent, girls once again outperformed boys in the CBSE Class XII Board examination. Boys recorded a pass percentage of 78.85 per cent.

National toppers

Delhi Girl Sukriti Gupta topped the CBSE Class XII board exams with 99.4 per cent. Gupta, a student of Montfort School, Ashok Vihar, scored 497 marks out of 500. 

ANI quoted Gupta as saying,

At second position is Palak Goel from Tagore Public School in Kurukshetra (Haryana) with 496 marks. The third position has been shared by Somy Uppal from St Theresa's Convent School in Haryana's Karnal and Ajish Sekar from PSBB Senior Secondary School, Chennai. They both have scored 495 marks.

Overall pass percentage

The overall pass percentage of 2016 is 83.05 which is an improvement over 2015's 82%. In all a total of 10,65,179 candidates had registered for the exam this year, a 2.38% increase over the number of candidates that appeared in 2015.

With inputs from PTI