Meghna Srivastava, a Noida resident, was declared as the All-India topper when CBSE Class 12th Results were announced on Saturday. She emerged as the topper with 499 marks out of 500. She is a student of Step By Step School, Noida, and is from the Humanities stream. The second position was bagged by another girl, Anoushka Chand, also a Humanities stream student from a school in Ghaziabad. She got 498 marks out of 500. The third position was held by seven students who got 497 marks out of 500, the officials said. The overall pass percentage stood at 83.01 per cent.
CBSE 12th Result 2018: Here is all you need to know about All-India Topper Meghna Srivastava
# Meghna, who made it big in CBSE Class 12th by emerging as the topper, was born on August 18 in the year 2000.
# Meghna Srivastava was born to Alpana Srivastava and Gautam Srivastava
# Not many know that Meghna Srivastava is a an amazing cook, who likes to bake
# Meghna Srivastava is also a movie buff.
# Meghna Srivastava, who studies in Noida's Step By Step School, secured 499 marks out of 500
# Meghna Srivastava scored 99 in English (Core), while in other subjects --Psychology, History, Geography and Economics -- she scored 100.
# Meghna Srivastava is planning to go abroad for her further studies.
Video: Despite losing her maternal grandfather during Board exams, CBSE Class 12 Topper Meghna Srivastava makes it big
# Meghna Srivastava comes from an empowering background where women are free to spread their wings and fly high, just as she did.
# Her father is lecturer in a Management Institute while her mother works for a Multinational Company
A total of 12,737 candidates scored 95 per cent or above, whereas 72,599 candidates scored 90 per cent and above in the exam, the officials said.
The topper among the differently abled students category was Vijay Ganesh from Palakkad, Kerala, securing 98.4 per cent. Pooja Kumari, from Dehradun, stood second among the differently abled students with 97.8 per cent, while Lavanya Jha of DPS RK Puram came third with 97.4 per cent.
A total of 141 candidates in the differently abled category scored 90 per cent and above marks. Twenty five candidates in the differently abled category scored 95 per cent and above.
The overall pass percentage of the Delhi region saw an increase from 88.37 per cent in 2017 to 89 per cent this year.
Pass percentage of candidates in foreign schools this year stood at 94.94 per cent as opposed to last year's 92.02 per cent.
Number of candidates placed in compartment was 91,818.
A candidate failing in one of the five subjects of external examination shall be placed in compartment in that subject provided he or she qualifies in all the subjects of internal assessment. The candidate would have to appear in the compartmental examination later.