Class 12 exam results were declared on Sunday and students in the UAE performed exceedingly well.
22, 554 students from across the Middle East appeared for the board exams this year.
Delhi Private School (DPS) Sharjah emerged with the top scores in the UAE according to data compiled so far. Kevin Thomas Plamootil was the DPS 'topper' with a score of 98.8%. Shreya Gangadharan came in second with 98.4% and Sanjana Sanjiv Panicker, Antony Kuruvila and Shresha Das were joint third with 98.2%.
A hugely impressive 86 students at DPS Sharjah, achieved an overall score of more than 90% per cent.
All 783 Indian High School Dubai students who took the exams passed. 30.4% scored 90% or above with Sreelakshmi Gangadharan attaining 98%. He was the school topper.
In India, four students achieved 499 marks out of 500.
The toppers included Rimzhim Agarwal from RP Public School in Bijnor, Nandini Garg from Scottish International School in Shamli, Prakhar Mittal from Delhi Public School (DPS)in Gurgaon and Sreelakshmi G from Bhavan's Vidyalaya in Cochin.
The overall pass percentage in India was 86.7% - 88.67% for girls and 85.32% for boys.
More than 1.6 million students appeared for Class 10 exams this year, held between March 5 and April 4.