The Chennai region has recorded the highest pass percentage of 92.17 in this year's Class XII examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The results for the Allahabad, Delhi, and Guwahati regions were declared on Friday, while the results for the Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula regions were announced on Wednesday.

A total of 69,25,71 students from these regions appeared for the examinations, which were held between March 3 and April 8 at 2,641 centres.

For the second consecutive year, Chennai emerged the topper with regard to the pass percentage. It also recorded the highest pass percentage for girl students (93.77).

Among the regions, Delhi recorded the second highest pass percentage of 84.97. Ajmer came a close third with 84.67 per cent, followed by Panchkula, Allahabad and Guwahati.

While the Chennai region had 57,177 students, the number was 2,08,594 and 79,821 for Delhi and Ajmer respectively. With regard to the Panchkula, Allahabad and Guwahati regions, 1,14,467; 2,01,945 and 30,567 students appeared respectively.

A total of 1,304 disabled candidates appeared. Of this, the pass percentage is 87.35 per cent.

The overall pass percentage of all the six regions is 79.87. A total of 7,00,983 candidates registered themselves for the examinations from 6,035 schools. The number of those who have passed overall is 5,37,467.

In the general category, 80.21 per cent of candidates passed down by 1.30 percentage points from last year. The Scheduled Castes category has improved its performance by 0.76 percentage points. The pass percentage is 81.51.

The Schedule Tribes category also improved its performance by a sizeable 15.59 percentage points to achieve a 79.87 pass percentage.

Girls have outdone boys with a pass percentage of 85.28 compared with the pass percentage for boys which is 75.90.

In comparison to 81.95 per cent of regular students that have passed, 41.99 per cent of private students have passed.

The pass percentage of the Kendra Vidyalayas in the six regions dropped by 0.19 percentage points while government schools improved their performance by 1.68 percentage points. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas improved their pass percentage by 0.22 percentage points while the pass percentage of private candidates declined by 7.73 points.

The number of students appearing for compartmental examination this year is 74,523. It was 63,644 students last year.

The first set of compartmental examinations will begin on July 17. Schools should send the list of compartmental candidates to the respective regional office by June 23.

Students can also verify their marks within 21 days from the date of declaration of the results. Application forms can be downloaded from the www.cbse.nic.in. Applications for marks verification can be made to the respective regional offices.