Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class XII results announced on Saturday with Meghna Srivastava, from a Noida school, topping the examination this year.
The overall pass percentage was 83.01% as against last year's 82.02%.
Girls did better than the boys with a pass percentage of 88.31% against boys' 78.99%, officials at the CBSE headquarters in Delhi said .
Meghna Srivastava topped the CBSE Class 12 examination getting 99.8%. She secured 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 best performing region was Trivandrum in Kerala with a pass percentage of 97.32%. Chennai region's pass percentage was second best at 93.87%.
Delhi was at the third spot with 89% pass percentage, the officials said.
In 2017 too girls had outshone boys in CBSE class XII examination results by a margin of over 9% . The pass percentage for girls was 87.50, while for boys it was 78%