The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination results were declared on Friday with the State securing an overall pass percentage of 91.3% compared to the 91.1% which was recorded last year.
The students who took up the board exams in March were the first batch to write board exams for three consecutive years after the school education department brought in public exams for class 11 as well.
Nearly 8.69 lakh school students as well as private candidates across the State had registered to take up the examinations, which concluded on March 19.
Tiruppur topped with a pass percentage of 95.37%. Erode and Perambalur were in second and third place, with 95.23% and 95.15% respectively.
As always, girls performed much better than the boys with a pass percentage of 93.64%. Boys recorded a pass percentage of 88.57%.
Government schools secured a pass percentage of 84.76% and private schools recorded a high pass percentage of 98.26%.
In the new examination pattern, which was implemented this year, students wrote papers for 100 marks for two-and-a-half hours. For papers such as Language and English, they wrote a combined single paper instead of two separate ones.
The State education department has done away with the practice of announcing the name of the toppers to ensure the students are not pressurised.
Students can view their results at http://tnresults.nic.in/