This is an increase of 1,810 students.
Education Director-General Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said the National Average Grade (GPN) this year was 2.78 compared to 2.83 the previous year.
(The lower the GPN the better).
He said the gap between candidates in urban and rural areas had improved to 5.22 percent from 5.11 percent last year.
"Some 4,775 rural candidates got As in all their subjects this year compared to 4,345 in 2008 while students who passed the minimum level dropped from 88,565 to 87,936.
"Students who got all Es dropped from 159 in 2008 to 123 this year," he told reporters when announcing the 2009 PMR result analysis here on Thursday. - Bernama