New Delhi : Two girls Hansika Shukla and Karishma Arora jointly share the top spot of the CBSE Class 12 examination results which was declared this afternoon. Around 13 lakh students appeared for the mega exam which began on February 16. Girls outperformed boys this year too with three girls students clinching the second rank as well.
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Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar topped the exam this year. Both of them scored 499 out of 500 marks. The results were declared way ahead of their schedule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar wished the 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.” PM Modi tweeted.
The results are available on the board’s official website – cbse.nic.in – and its official results portal, cbseresults.nic.in.
Three students shared the second rank with a score of 498 out of 500: Gaurangi Chawla from Rishikesh, Aishwarya from Raebareli and Bhavya from Haryana’s Jind.
Neeraj Jindal and Mehak Talwar from Delhi are among 18 students to rank third in the exam.
The top three performing regions are Thiruvananthapuram with 98.2 per cent, Chennai region with 92.93 per cent and New Delhi with 91.87 pass percentages.
Union Mnister Smriti Irani said her son Zohr scored 91 per cent in the best four subjects and 94 per cent in Economics. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s son scored 96.4 per cent, his wife Sunita tweeted.