Two girls, both from Uttar Pradesh schools, have topped the CBSE Class 12 results declared on Thursday with 84.3% of the students who took the exam passing it.
Hansika Shukla of DPS Meerut Road, Ghaziabad, and Karishma Arora SD Public school Muzaffarnagar topped with 499 out of 500 marks.
Three girls stood second with 498 marks each-- Gaurangi Chawla of Nirmal Ashram school Rishikesh, Aishwarya of KV Rai Bareilly, Bhavya BR of the SK International Public School Jind, Haryana.
As in the past years, girls did better this year too with 88.70 pass percentage as compared to 79.4 per cent of the boys .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his best wishes to students. “Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII examinations. My best wishes to them for their endeavours. Kudos also to their parents and teachers for the valuable support,” he tweeted.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated 10 lakk students who passed the Class 12 CBSE exams.Around 13 lakh students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 examination. The results have been announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination. The Class 12 examination began on February 16, earlier than previous years.