Srinagar: The J&K Board of School Education Monday declared the result of Class 12th annual examination held in March. 55 percent candidates passed the examination, with girls outshining boys by bagging maximum of first 10 positions in various streams. Last year the pass percentage has been 52 percent.
In all the streams only girl students topped the merit by bagging 1st positions. The first position was shared by five girl students all from Science stream who secured 490 marks with a percentage of 98.0 percent. These 1st position holders were Bismah Hasan from Iqbal Memorial Institute Girls Wing Higher Secondary School Bemina Srinagar, Husna Ashraf and Madiha Manzoor both the student of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School Sheikh Bagh Srinagar, Misbah Kounain of SRM Welkin Higher Secondary School Sopore and Nimra Gulzar from Iqbal Memorial Institute Girls Wing Momin Abad Islamabad.
Basirah Ashai, a student of Green Valley Educational Institute Srinagar topped the merit list in Commerce faculty by securing 484 marks with a percentage of 96.8 while in Arts faculty Sadaf Khurshid from Government Girls Higher secondary School Kothibagh secured the 1st position by getting 488 marks with a percentage of 97.6. Lubna Binti Mushtaq from Government Higher Secondary School Islamabad topped the merit list in Home Science stream. She secured 478 marks with a percentage of 95.6.
All the 8 students who secured 1st positions in all the streams were girl students while out of 94 students who made it to the merit list only 25 are male students. The girls completely dominated the merit list.
Out of 52751 candidates enrolled for the examination, 29109 candidates passed it while last year out of 51391 candidates 26763 candidates had passed the examination. The pass percentage increased by 3 per cent this year, a Board official said.
In stream-wise break-up, 40 percent boys and 44 percent girls passed in Arts stream. While in Commerce stream the pass percentage for boys was 62 and for girls it was 82. 71 Percent boys and 77 percent girls passed in Science stream.
In the results of first ten positions, girls have outshined boys. In Science stream, 55 candidates bagged first 10 positions out of which the number of girls is 39 as against 16 boys. In Commerce, the number of candidates who shared first 10 positions is 14 with 13 girls and only one boy securing the top slot. In Arts stream, 12 candidates shared the first 10 positions out of which 11 are girls and only one is boy. Last year, in Arts stream, 13 candidates had shared the first 10 positions out of which 10 were boys and only three were girls. In Home Science, first 10 positions were secured by 13 girls. (CNS)
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