Girls Outshine Boys In Class 10 Results

17 Students Secure 100 Percent Marks, Shopian Tops Districts

Srinagar: Seventeen students scored straight ‘A’s in the Class 10 board examinations held in Kashmir as the results declared on Friday showed that girls had performed better than boys.

Over 75,000 students had appeared in the Class 10 examinations, conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, in October last year, officials said.

While the overall pass percentage was 75 per cent, the girls’ pass percentage was 76.06 per cent while 74.04 percent of the boys passed the exam, the officials said.

They said at least 17 students had a perfect score (straight ‘A’s in all subjects) with an overwhelming majority of the toppers being girls. Among those included Rutba Javeed, Toiba Showkat, Noor Us Sabah, Gousia Farooq, Tayibah Anjum, Ibtisaam Naseer Tahir, Rounaq Dilshad, Tabasum Gulzar, Seerat Bashir, Jazib Javeed, Umer Manzoor, Tabiya Fayaz, Sadaf Rashid, Khujasta Younis, Anas Amin Mir, Suhaib Ahmad Reshi and Aatiq Javed Khan.

Officials said that 73 students shared second position with 498 marks while 13 shared the third position with 497 marks.

Toiba Showkat, a resident of Sarnal, Anantnag, a student of Radiant Public School who secured 500 out of 500 said that she was expecting above 490 marks but she never expected 500 out of 500.

“I was studying for just few hours on daily basis but never during night,” she said while thanking her teachers and parents for their support. “I want to become a doctor as it is the dream of my parents and I want to fulfill the dream of my parents. Marks doesn’t matter, what matters ultimately is how you serve the society.”

Tabasum Gulzar, a student of high School Watlar Lar in Ganderbal district who also secured 500 out of 500 said that she worked very hard for the examination but slow internet speed created lot of problems for her.

She requested all students that never ever try to put yourself in pressure, keep every challenge as simple as “you can and you will succeed only through your hard work and consistency.”

“The aim of my life is to become a doctor and through this profession I want to make my parents proud by serving to our society in a unique way,” she said.

Rutba Javaid, another topper from Fateh Kadal, Srinagar who is student of Kashmir Havard, Habak said that Schools become first victims in Kashmir whenever there is anything untoward.

“Amid Covid-19 pandemic she studied at her home with a little support of her tuition teacher,” she said. “It was a really a bad experience if we talk about 2G internet as it would take one full day to download videos sent by teachers.”

Anas Amin, another topper from Khanyar here said that he faced various problems due to 2G internet services and it were his teachers who used to call him and other students to teach them.

“Self-studying is very must and studying only during exam time won’t work. We must study every day, he said adding that “I want to become a cardiologist and serve my society in a better way for which there is lot of support of my parents and other relatives.” – (With KNO inputs)

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