New Delhi: Following the trend of many years now, once again girls outperformed boys in the CBSE examination and this year also, it’s a girl who has topped CBSE.Hansika Shukla and Karishma Arora topped the CBSE Class 12 results, three students share the second rank with a score of 498 out of 500. Hansika Shukla is from DPS Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora is from SVM Muzaffarnagar. Both toppers secured 499 out of 500 marks (99.8 percent). Girls outperformed boys by 9 percent this year. While 88.70 percent of girls passed, 83.3 percent of transgenders cleared the exams and 79.4 percent boys passed. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe total pass percentage for the country is 83.4 percent. The region with the highest pass percentage is Thiruvananthapuram at 98.2 percent, followed by Chennai at 92.93 percent and Delhi at 91.87 percent. The percentage of students who passed in international schools is 95.43 percent. Kendriya Vidyayala Schools had a pass perentage of 98.54 percent, Tibetan schools were at 96 percent, government-aided schools were at 88.49 percent and private schools were the lowest of the lot at 82.59 percent. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe board had conducted the Secondary Examination (Class 10) and Higher Secondary Examination (Class 12) for the academic session year 2018-19 in February-March 2019. Around 13 lakh students appeared for the Class 12 examination conducted by the CBSE. The results have been announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination. In the year 2015, the CBSE announced the results on May 25 and that year also, Delhi Girl M Gayatri secured 496 out of 500. Not only that, she came in the top category of pass percentage and bagged the top position across the nation. Also, last year, the pass percentage of girls was 87.57 as compared to that of boys, which was 77.77 per cent. Around 10, 65,17,9 candidates were registered for Class 12 examination this year. This amounts to an increase of about 2.38 percent candidates over that of last year.