SRINAGAR: Kashmirs girls have outperformed boys yet again in the fiercely-contested Class 10 examinations where an incredible 257 students share the top twenty positions, 177 of them female.
Not a single boy ranks in the three highest ranks which have been bagged by seven girls, five of them from the Mallinson Girls School.
According to the results declared by the Board Of School Education (BOSE) today barely week after the examination was held, Iqra Bashir Makhdoomi of the Model Public School, Sopore, and Samma Malik of the Mallinson Girls School Srinagar shared the first rank with 498 marks, The second position was bagged by Bushra Manzoor of Mallinson Girls School who got a total of 493 marks. The third rank was shared by Fiza Farooq of the Prime High School Barzulla, and Faiqa Khan, Zilmarij Iqbal and Khushnuma Mushtaq of the Mallinson Girls School with 492 marks each.
Out of a total of 49027 candidates who appeared in the annual examination this year, 29587 qualified, with an overall pass percentage of 68.20.
The overall pass percentage of boys (71), however, was higher than that of girl students (64).
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