The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced class X results for various zones including Delhi, Guwahati, Allahabad, Ajmer, Patna and Chandigarh.

And like last year, girls outshine boys this year too in overall pass percentage. Girls' pass percentage this year is 98.48 percent as compared to that of boys at 97.98 per cent.

Percentage of candidates qualified for admission in higher classes in 2011 was 96.61 percent whereas pass percentage in 2012 is 98.19.

According to CBSE official statement, this year a total number of 1,179,182 candidates registered for class X examination, which means for an increase of about 11 percent candidates then last year.

"The overall result from the region comprising Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesha and Jammu and Kashmir is very good and the girls have aced the examinations. This year, a total of 1, 64,504 students from the region had appeared and 1, 61,252 passed the exam. This is a good year where the students have shown good results," Hindustan Times quoted CBSE regional officer RJ Khanderao, as saying. 

However, the passing percentage in Chennai region was the highest in the country with 99.45 per cent. The CBSE class X result for Chennai region was declared on May 21. 

The CBSE class XII results are expected to be declared later this week.