87 per cent girls have passed the exam; boys lag behind with a pass percentage of 77.
Among the regions, Chennai once again put up the best performance with a pass percentage of 91.83.
The results were declared at 8:30 am, and are available online on results.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in, and www.cbse.nic.in.
The results can also be accessed through interactive voice response system (IVRS) at a charge of 30 paise per minute. The CBSE website says that the results can be accessed globally by dialing 91-11-24300699.
The Class 12 board exams were conducted between March 1 and April 17 this year.
The results this year in particular assumes significance for students who aspire to make it to the IITs as weightage is given for the Class XII performance.
Accordingly, the cut off score for the top 20 percentile will be 391 for general category students this year, the statement said. For OBC, it will be 389, SC 350 and ST 338.
Rank holders in the JEE advance under the new format must be among the top 20 performers for admission to the IITs.
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