CBSE class 12th results 2017: Putting an end to the anxiety of students waiting for their results after appearing in Class 12 Board Examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results on Sunday morning. After delaying the result due to the controversy with the Marks Moderation Policy, the board, in the morning around 10 am, announced the results of all its 10 regions simultaneously and students immediately flocked to its website to check their results. The examination was held between March 9 to April 29 at 3,504 exam centres. Soon after the results were out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to post this message: "Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII exams & best wishes for future endeavours." HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also congratulated the students who scored well and encouraged those who could not perform well in the exam. "I want to congratulate all the students who scored well. I also want to say those who did not do well should try again" posted Javadekar. He also directly talked to the toppers over the telephone and congratulated them. Take a look at the highlights of the CBSE class 12 board results for 2017 as per the statement released by the board: WATCH | HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar interacting directly over phone with toppers of CBSE Class 12 Board Examination Happy to interact directly over phone & congratulate toppers of #CBSE Class XII Board examination. Also congrats to students of all Boards pic.twitter.com\/Bjy99wRgiz \u2014 Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) May 28, 2017 Toppers: Raksha Gopal of Amity International School in Noida has topped the Class 12 Board Examination with 99.6 per cent marks. A bright student throughout her academic life, Gopal has secured perfect 100 scores in three subjects including English Core, Political Science and Economics, while she has scored 99 in History and Psychology. She was followed by Bhoomi Sawant De from DAV Chandigarh who has secured the second position with 99.4 per cent and Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, the boy who came third with 99.2 per cent. Mannat Luthra, also from Chandigarh, shared the 3rd spot with the same marks. Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed the CBSE Class XII exams & best wishes for future endeavours. \u2014 Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 28, 2017 Pass Percentage: Though Raksha Gopal has raised the top student\u2019s percentage by securing 99.6 per cent this year as against 99.4 per cent scored by Sukriti Gupta in 2016, the all India pass percentage of CBSE has dipped a bit this time. It is 82.02 per cent as against last year\u2019s 83.05 per cent. The result statistics showed that girl students have outperformed boys this year with former having their pass percentage 9.5 per cent higher than that of latter, the board announced on its official website. Girls have secured a pass percentage of 87.50 while boys have secured a pass percentage of 78. Also read |\u00a0CBSE 12th Results 2017: Topper Raksha Gopal scores perfect 100 in 3 subjects; take a look at her spectacular mark sheet Students: In 2017 Class 12 CBSE board examination, a total of 10,20,762 students appeared. Among these students, there were 4,60,026 girls and 6,38,865 boys. According to news agency PTI, With 2,58,321 candidates, the Delhi region has the highest number of candidates. It was followed by Panchkula with 1,84,557 candidates and Ajmer with 1,31,449 candidates. Performance of\u00a0Differently-abled candidates: A total of 2,517 candidates under disabilities were registered for the exam this year. Out of this, 2,449 were appeared in the examination. A total of 2,123 students have passed the examination bringing the overall pass percentage 86.69. Ajay R Raj of St Thomas Central School, Mukkolakkal, Trivendrum has topped the list with 490 marks. Also read |\u00a0CBSE 12th result 2017: Delhi University Admissions \u2013 Find out where you stand Compartment: As many as 9.73 per cent of students appeared in the examination could not perform well. Therefore, there are 1,03,855 who will be appearing for the compartment papers this year.