New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for the Class 12 examination on Thursday.

"The results are available on the board's website and students can check it using their admit card IDs," a senior official said.

Hansika Shukla, from DPS Ghaziabad, and Karishma Arora, from SVM Muzaffarnagar, ranked first after securing 499 marks out of 500. 

The results have been announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination.

While the country’s pass percentage was 83.4%, the state with the highest pass percentage was Thiruvananthapuram, which 98.2%. 

The Class 12 examination began on February 16, earlier than previous years. The results, which is usually announced by the third week of May, is also being announced earlier than scheduled.

Around 13 lakh students appeared for the examination.

With inputs from PTI