Two girls are the joint toppers of the CBSE Class 12 examination, the results of which were declared this afternoon. Around 13 lakh students appeared for the mega exam which began on February 16. Girls have outperformed boys this year too with three girls students clinching the second rank as well. 

Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from from Muzaffarnagar topped the exam this year. Both of them scored 499 out of 500 marks.

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

Three students share the second rank with a score of 498 out of 500: Gaurangi Chawala 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.

“Congratulations to 10 lakh students who have succeeded in 12th CBSE board examinations and best of luck for those who couldn’t make this time but will make it in next attempt,” Union Education Minister tweeted.

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.

This year, the exams took place earlier than the previous years. 

The results, which are usually announced by the third week of May, was being announced earlier than scheduled.

According to CBSE,the top performing region is Trivandrum with pass percentage of 98.2%, in Chennai region the pass percentage is 92.93% and in Delhi region the pass percentage is 91.87%.