2 Uttar Pradesh girls, Hansika Shukla, Karishma Arora, top the CBSE Class XII exams

Mumbai: Two girls from Uttar Pradesh have topped the CBSE class 12 examinations scoring 499 marks out of 500. Hansika Shukla from Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad, and Karishma Arora from S D Public School, Muzaffarnagar, scored the highest marks across India among the 12.05 lakh students who appeared for the exams this year.

The second spot was shared by three girls, Gaurangi Chawla from Nirmal Ashram Deepmala Public School, Rishikesh, Uttara-khand, Aishwarya from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rae Bareli, and Bhavya from BR SK International Public School, Jind, Haryana, who scored 498 marks out of 500.

Topper Shukla wants to pursue psychology, as she is passionate about the subject. She did not attend tuition or coaching classes in order to achieve her feat. She secured 99 marks in English and 100 in subjects like History, Political Science, Psychology and Hindustani Vocals.

The CBSE results were declared on Thursday and once again this year, girls have outperformed boys, with an 88.70 pass percentage, compared to the boys’ 79.40. The overall pass percentage is 83.04. Around 12.05 lakh students appeared for CBSE Class 12 examination this year, with 10.05 lakh students passing. The examinations were conducted at 4,627 centres from February 15 to April 3.

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