[New Dehli, May 22. Image via Getty]

Young Indian women celebrate after the results for class 12 board exams are declared at The Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi on May 22, 2009. Girls have once again outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board exams. The pass percentage of girls was 85.94 percent, as compared to 77.40 percent for boys, the CBSE spokesperson said. This year, 637,578 students - 264,248 female and 373,330 male - took the Class 12 board exams in the country and abroad. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)