Thoubal: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class XII results were out on Monday. While Chennai had the highest pass percentage, a pleasant surprise was that a boy from Manipur, Mohammad Ismat, topped the all-India exams with 99 per cent.
Ismat topped the exams despite electricity being a problem in his village. "I come from Lilong, it's a remote village here. There are a lot of problems regarding electricity and internet facilities," Ismat said.
However, Ismat is also confident of topping the UPSC examination. "I will appear for the civil services and top in the whole of India," he said.
The CBSE class XII results were declared on Monday. While among the eight regions, Chennai topped the performance card with a pass percentage of 90.59, Mohammad Ismat, a science student from Imphal, became the all India topper scoring 99 per cent.
Meanwhile, girls continued to outperform boys. Over 8 million students appeared for the exam this year, an increase of 5.94 per cent over last year.
"Girls' pass percentage was 86.21 per cent against the 75.80 per cent for boys. Delhi recorded a total pass percentage of 85.40, a fall of 0.05 per cent as compared to last year," a CBSE official said.
The overall pass percentage witnessed a drop of 0.69 per cent from the last year among Ajmer, Panchkula, Delhi, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Allahabad and Guwahati.