Chennai: The Directorate of Government Exams (DGE), Tamil Nadu declared the result for the higher secondary or class 12 exams on Thursday, July 16. Results of over 9 lakh students who had appeared in the exam were announced.

The Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu has made the result link accessible on its official website — dge.tn.gov.in. This year the pass percentage of Tamil Nadu class 12 results recorded at 92.34%.

The board conducted the plus two exams in March however, due to lockdown, papers of a few subjects were left. Though the government cancelled the SSLC and plus one exam but had decided to conduct the pending HSE, VHSE exams later.

TN 12 examination commenced on March 2, 2020, with Language paper. The exams for both the old syllabus and the news syllabus commenced on the same day. The evaluation of the Tamil Nadu class 12 exam commenced on May 27.

The girls have scored 5.39% more than their male counterpart. A total of 94.8% girls cleared the exam, while the pass percentage of boys touched at 89.41%.

Tiruppur has topped among districts with a record pass percentage of 97.12%. The pass percentage in Erode was 96.99%, and Coimbatore was 96.39%.

Science continues to be the best-performing stream. It has received as many as 93.64% pass percentage this year followed by commerce at 92.95% and arts with 84.65%. In the vocational stream, as many as 79.88% students passed it.

This year, the duration of TN class 10, 11, and 12 board exams have been extended by 30 minutes. The students got three hours to write the exam instead of two-and-half hours. The Board decided to extend the duration of the exam after getting requests from students.