New Delhi: Girls once again outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X results on Thursday, which recorded a pass percentage of 97.32, about 1% less than last year. The last year’s pass percentage was 98.87.

The pass percentage of girls in the 2015 examination was 97.82% as compared to 96.98% of boys.

According to a CBSE statement, Thiruvananthapuram region witnessed highest pass percentage of 99.77 in the country.

In all, 13,73,853 candidates were registered for Class X examination this year, an increase of about 3.37% over that of last year.

CBSE Class X results are reflected in grades. A total of 94,474 students scored a perfect 10 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average), of them 49,392 were boys and 45,082 girls.

Chandigarh region fared the best with highest number of students, a total of 15479, scoring perfect ten.

The results were delayed by about a week leading to anxiety among the students and their parents.