New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today announced the results of Class XII examination with Noida girl Raksha Goel scoring a whopping 99.6 per cent to bag the first rank.
The second and third positions were bagged by Chandigarh students Bhumi Sawant and Aditya Jain who scored 99.4 per cent and 99.2 per cent respectively.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar spoke to the toppers and congratulated them for their performance.
The all India pass percentage has gone down from 83.05 per cent to 82 per cent this year, a senior CBSE official said.
The board has also started a helpline with toll free number 18000118004 for psychological counselling post class XII board results.
"65 counsellors will talk to students and parents on the helpline number between 8 am to 10 pm," the official said.
The CBSE is hosting its result on the internet and with technical support of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India.
The board announced the results of all its 10 regions simultaneously. The Delhi region has the highest number of candidates (2,58,321), followed by Panchkula with 1,84,557 and Ajmer with 1,31,449 candidates. A total of 2,497 candidates under disabilities also registered for the exam this year.
Aiming to check high cut-offs in colleges, the CBSE had scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to the students in exams for difficult questions.
However, following intervention of the Delhi High Court, the board decided to implement the change from next year.