New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today announced the Class 12 board results for all regions.
Girls again performed better than boys these results.
The pass percentage of girls was 87.57 as compared to boys', which was 77.77 percent.
Overall, Thiruvanathampuram region recorded the highest pass percentage of 95.41.
In Delhi, the overall pass percentage was 86.13 percent. The pass percentage for boys was 81.59 percent, while it was 90.87 percent for girls.
The overall pass percentage in 2015 was 82 percent as compared to 82.70 in 2014.
The total number of candidates who took the CBSE Class 12 examination was 1,040,368, marking an increase of about 1.2 percent over that of last year.
The students suffered some anxious moments earlier in the day when the website of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) crashed for about an hour due to heavy traffic.
Schools can access the results on the internet by giving their school code and email-id by registering themselves on www.results.nic.in www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in
Results can also be accessed through an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and SMS.
For VRS, students have to dial (011) 24300699, or via MTNL at (011) 28127030. The IVRS charges are 30 paise per minute.
The SMS rate is Re 1 per roll number and the numbers are: 57766 (BSNL) and 7738299899 (national informatics centre).
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to congratulate students.
"Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII Board Exam. Best wishes for a bright future," he tweeted.
A total of 10,40,368 students had appeared for the class 12 board examination.
The CBSE would provide post-result counselling to students and parents to overcome common psychological problems and address general queries related to Class 10 and 12 results from today itself.
The voluntary, free of cost counselling, being provided for the 18th consecutive year, would continue till June 8 daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
During the counselling, 58 experts including principals, trained counsellors from CBSE affiliated government and private schools and few psychologists will be available for tele-counselling.