New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 results for all 10 regions were announced on Saturday with girls again performing better than boys.
Sukriti Gupta of Montfort School in Delhi has topped the CBSE 12 result 2016, securing 99.4 percent marks.
Gupta, a science stream student, scored full marks in Physics and Chemistry while she got 99 out of 100 in English, Mathematics and Computer Science each. Her aggregate marks were 497 out of 500.
Palak Goyal of Tagore Public School at Kurukshetra in Haryana stood second in the all India ranking, securing just one mark less than Gupta. Her aggregate marks were 496 out of 500 - or 99.2 percent.
The third place was secured by Somya Uppal of St. Theresa's Convent School at Karnal in Haryana and Ajish Sekar of P.S.B.B Senior Secondary at K.K Nagar in Chennai, both getting 99 percent marks.
In the differently-abled category, Mudita Jagota of DAV Public School at Faridabad in Haryana stood first with 97 percent marks while Siddhartha Biswas of Kendriya Vidyalaya School at R.K. Puram here came second and Rakshit Malik of Amity International School at Noida in Uttar Pradesh stood third.
Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani took to Twitter to congratulate the toppers.
Hearty congratulations to all CBSE students who have cleared class XII today, especially the toppers Sukriti, Palak, Somya & Ajish.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 21, 2016
As per the CBSE, the passing percentage of girls stood at 88.58 compared with boys which was 78.85.
Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala recorded the highest percentage of passing with 97.61 followed by Chennai in Tamil Nadu with 92.63 percent.
Around 10,65,000 students had appeared for the examination that began on March 1 and concluded on April 22.
(With IANS inputs)