The Southern region has secured the highest pass percentage of 98.28 in the Indian School Certificate Examination, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Overall, girls have outperformed boys by securing a pass percentage of 98.40 as against 96.30 by the boys.

The overall pass percentage is 97.24 per cent, up by 0.13 percentage points from last year. Region-wise, the South is trailed by the West, East and the North in terms of the pass percentage.

A maximum number of students took the examination from the Northern region comprising Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi and the National Capital Region.

98.41 pass percentage

The pass percentage of girl students from Delhi and the NCR is 98.56 compared with 98.26 of boys. The overall pass percentage is 98.41, up by 1.53 percentage point compared with last year. The pass percentage in English and Mathematics is 99.77 per cent and 92.29 per cent respectively.

Of the 1, 390 Scheduled Caste candidates who took the examination 95.68 per cent have passed, while 1,832 Scheduled Tribe candidates took the examination achieving a pass percentage of 92.90. A total of 3,840 Other Backward Classes candidates took the examination achieving a pass percentage of 97.11.Two of the 34 dyslexic candidates and one of the four visually challenged students achieved over 90 per cent.