In the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) results declared on Monday,87.98 per cent of the girls who took the exam passed it while boys trailed with a pass percentage of 77.78.
Among foreign and Gulf students,more than 95 per cent of the 11,024 candidates who appeared in the examination have passed.
A total of 9,44,721 candidates registered for this years Board exam,an increase of 15 per cent from the previous year. Of them,84 per cent passed the exam,a dip from last years 85.4 per cent.
The individual ranks for the eight CBSE zones have not changed since previous years,even as all zones saw an increase in pass percentage. Chennai region fared the best,with a pass percentage of 91.83,followed by Delhi zone at 86.78 per cent and Ajmer zone at 86.26 per cent. Panchkula zone saw the maximum increase in pass percentage in the country from 78.92 per cent to 82.48 per cent.
Students appearing in the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories also fared better than previous years. A total of 81.57 per cent of SC candidates and 70.55 per cent of ST candidates passed the exam. Of the 2,143 special candidates who took the exam,1,856 passed and 79 scored more than 90 per cent.
In the Delhi zone,Kendriya Vidyalayas had the best pass percentage at 97.56 per cent,an increase of nearly two per cent from last year. Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas follow closely at 97.06 per cent.
Government and government aided schools in Delhi have also seen an increase in pass percentage. Government-aided schools secured pass percentage of 85.17,an increase of more than five per cent over last year. Government schools saw a marginal increase to reach at 88.62 per cent.
Calling it the best ever results,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit congratulated students and officials of Department of Education.