The results were declared across the country today, with the total pass percentage standing at 82.10 per cent, an increase of about two per cent over the last year, said a statement issued by the CBSE.
In all, 9,44,721 students registered for the Class XII examination this year, which was also an increase of 15.81 per cent over 2012.
Girls continued to fare better than boys with 87.98 per cent clearing the exam as compared to 77.78 per cent boys.
Among the regions, Chennai once again put up the best performance with a pass percentage of 91.83.
The results this year in particular assumes significance for students who aspire to make it to the IITs as weightage is given for the Class XII performance.
Accordingly, the cut off score for the top 20 percentile will be 391 for general category students this year, the statement said.
For OBC, it will be 389, SC 350 and ST 338. Rank holders in the JEE advance under the new format must be among the top 20 performers for admission to the IITs.