New Delhi: Girls outshone boys in the class 12 examination, results of which were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday. Also Read - CBSE Class 12th Improvement Results 2020: Results Declared at cbse.nic.in; Last Date For Revaluation on Friday

The board decided not to come up with a merit list in view of exceptional circumstances amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - CBSE Marks Verification 2020: Applications Now Open For Class 10, Last Date Today For Class 12 Students

Girls outperformed boys by 5.96 per cent whereas the overall pass percentage increased by 5.38 per cent as against last year. Also Read - CBSE Deleted Chapters: Topics Removed From Syllabus Can be Used For 'Experiential Learning', Says Board

The Trivandrum region recorded the highest pass percentage at 97.67 whereas the lowest pass percentage was recorded at 74.57 in the Patna region.

The board has announced the results on the basis of an alternate assessment scheme after the pending exams were cancelled in view of spike in COVID-19 cases. As per the four-pointer scheme, marks have been awarded on basis of marks scored by a student in his or her best performing subjects.

However, the results of 400 students could not be computed as per the scheme and will be announced later, a senior board official said.