New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education 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.
Over 8 million students appeared for the exam this year, an increase of 5.94 per cent over last year.
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.
Central government schools Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) continued their fine performance compared to private schools. The central government schools scored nearly 15 per cent over the private schools across the country.
Although private schools and JNV's witnessed a drop in their overall pass percentage, the KVs registered an improvement.
Anant Srinivasan from Sharjah (UAE) became the regional topper in Delhi scoring 98.2 per cent. Over 8,000 students appeared for CBSE exam from the Gulf region.
At the capital's schools, it was a moments of smiles and tears even as students celebrated the year-long hard work with their parents and teachers.
For Delhi topper Kshitij Jain, it was a dream come true. Jain, a student of Delhi Public School (DPS), RK Puram, secured 98 per cent in the science stream
Basking under the glory, the Delhi topper told, "I expected about 94-95 per cent, but what I have got is like a dream come true."
He has also bagged a good rank in IIT-JEE and aims to go to IIT- Delhi, he said.
"I am pleasantly surprised as I was expecting around 80 per cent and got 90 per cent. I am planning to go for Bachelors in Business Management from Delhi University and then do MBA," said an elated Ankita Mehra, a student of Somerville School, Vasundhra Enclave.
Across these eight regions, the common sight in schools was that of laughter and sweets being distributed. There were, however, sad faces too. Teachers could be seen consoling the ones who fared badly.
While science students embraced the tougher completion for engineering and medical entrance tests, commerce and humanities students discussed how the results opened doors to the cut-throat competition of making it to the Delhi University cut-off list.
The number of cheating cases remained the same as last year at 47, though the numbers rose in Delhi from 9 in 2011 to 10 this year.