Raksha Gopal from Noida’s Amity International School scored 99.6% marks to top the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board examination 2017, results of which were declared on Sunday.
Bhumi Sawant of DAV School in Chandigarh’s Sector 8 emerged as the second topper with 99.4% and Aditya Jain of Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir bagged 99.2% to become the third topper. Mannat Luthra of Bhavan Vidyalaya in Chandigarh got 99.2% and was placed fourth.
Last year, a Delhi girl led the list of toppers in the Class 12 exam with two students from Haryana securing the second and third positions. Girls had outperformed boys in 2016 by a margin of around 10% and their pass percentage stood at 88.58 as compared to 78.85 of boys.
This year, the board had been mired in a lot of controversy, due to its decision to do away with the marks moderation policy. The decision was challenged in the Delhi High Court which asked the board to follow the policy as it had been in practice when the students filled their examination form.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, which had been consulted by the board, had said that the moderation policy would be implemented this year in CBSE class 12 results but there would be no spiking of marks.
The CBSE had conducted the exams in March and April this year. The results are available on the official results portal of the board.