CBSE declared class 12 results this afternoon and Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Krishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar are the joint toppers by scoring 499 out of 500. Once again girls have outperformed boys. The second rank too is claimed by 3 girl students namely  Gaurangi Chawala from Rishikesh, Aishwarya from Raebareli and Bhavya from Haryana’s Jind. They scored 498 out of 500. Neeraj Jindal and Mehak Talwar from Delhi are among 18 students to rank third in the exam.

The union Education Minister has congratulated the students who have succeeded the 12th CBSE board examination and has given his best wishes to those who could not make it this time for their next attempt in his tweet.

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 percentage.

Central government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas recorded a success rate of 98.54 per cent and the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya chain of schools scored a 96.62 success rate.

The results are available on the board’s official website – – and its official results portal,