Srinagar- Girls dominated overall percentage as well as top positions in all four streams as 75 percent students passed 12th class examinations, the results of which were declared by the J&K Board of School Education on Tuesday.
In all 54075 out of 72180 students who appeared in the examination have been declared successful and they included 37301 boys and 34879 girls. Of these, 26971 boys (72 percent) and 27104 girls (78 percent) passed the examinations, a board official said.
According to the board, at least 23,573 students bagged the distinction, 20,717 students got first division, 9277 secured second division and 509 passed the exams with third division.
The figures also reveal that in the exams, at least 11 students were having disputed eligibility, 47 students were absent, nine students were disqualified and an examination was cancelled of 26 students.
The students were given a syllabi relaxation of 40 percent following the closure of schools in view of COVID-19 outbreak.
293 Students Share First 10 Positions In 4 Streams
The first 10 positions in Science stream were shared by 248 students. In Commerce, the first 10 positions were shared by 33 students. 61 students shared the first 10 positions in Arts stream. In Home Science, 12 students shared the first 10 positions, the officials said.
In science stream, the first positions was bagged by Arusa Parvaiz of Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute Naseem Bagh Srinagar by securing 499 (99.8 percent) marks out of 500. Simrah Hafeez of
Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Soura Srinagar got second position by securing 498 (99.6%) while five students got 497 marks (99.4%) to bag third position. They include Faiza Zahoor Tantry (Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Raj Bagh, Sgr), Hadiya Rashid(Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Kothibagh) Sakib Bashir Lone(st. Joseph 's hr. Sec. School, Baramulla) Shah Ribka(Dream Land Hr. Sec. Instt, Ganderbal) and Zainab Muneer(islamia Hr.Sec. School, Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar.)
In commerce stream Tabinda Jan of Kashmir Harvard Edu Instt Naseem Bagh Sgr bagged first position by securing 497 marks (99.4%) while two students—Rutba Bashir (Govt Girls Hr.Sec School, Amira Kadal) and Saliq Ashraf Pushoo (Govt. Boys Hr.Sec.School, Anantnag ) bagged second position by achieving (99%) and third was shared by four students—Bareen Altaf (Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Nawa Kadal, Srinagar), Haliya Anees (Govt. Girls Hr.Sec.School, Budgam ), Iqra Bashir Shah (Green Valley Hss Ellahi Bagh Srinagar) and Numan Javaid (Govt M. P. M.L Hr. Sec. School, Baghi Delawar Khan) by scoring 98.8 percent marks.
In Home Science, Sahila Nabi (Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Kothibagh Sgr) bagged first position by scoring 495 mar (99%), Masrat Mushtaq (Govt. Girls hr. Sec. School, Baramulla) with 493 marks (98.6%) got second position while Bisma Yousuf (Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School, Baramulla) got third position with 492 (98.4%) marks.
In Arts Stream, three students— Adeebah Muzamil (Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Kothibagh ), Hafsa Yousuf (Govt. Girls hr. Sec School, Verinag) and Suhail Ahmad Dar (govt. Boys hr. Sec. School, Pulwama) got first position by achieving 496 (99.2%) marks.
Two students—Afeefah Bashir Wani (Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Kothibagh) and Sheema Yousuf (Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Kadipora, Anantnag ) got second position with 495 (99.0%) marks while four students—Bazlah Firdous(Green Valley HSS Ellahi Bagh Srinagar), Ridda Qadri (Govt.Girls Hr.Sec.School, Soura, Srinagar), Saddaf Farooq (Al Banat Educational Institute Baba Darya- Ud-Din Ganderbal) and Sadiqa Rehman (Green Valley HSS Ellahi Bagh Srinagar) got third position by scoring 494 (98.8%) marks.
Also 32 out of 34 students at Welfare Educational Institute (Orphanage) Bemina, Srinagar passed the examination.
Arusa Parvaiz who bagged the top position from the Faculty of Science is the student of Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute Naseem Bagh. She has secured 99.8 percent marks.
Arusa says that the guidance of her teachers and support of parents helped her achieve the feat.
“I consider myself very lucky in terms of having the right guide and mentor because nothing would have been possible if I would not have been guided at the right time by my teachers,”, Arusa said.
She further said that the online mode of education had made it a bit tough for the students to prepare for the exams.
Arusa said, “In the aftermath of COVID-19, it has become very important to the students to focus more on their studies. Earlier, there might have been a scope of leniency in terms of self-studying, but this time the situation was entirely different as the students had to go through a very tough phase.”
The topper dedicated her success to her parents and teachers. “They have unconditionally supported me.”
Likewise, another topper from Faculty of Commerce, Tabinda Jan had secured 99.4 percent marks.
She said that the hard-work and dedication let her achieve the huge success she has been dreaming of.
“I always wanted to do something extraordinary and choosing the commerce stream had always remained my priority,” Jan said.
Inspired by her father who is a Chartered Accountant by profession, Tabinda further said that she would pursue her career in commerce only.
Besides, Science and Commerce streams, the top position from Faculty of Arts were also bagged by the female candidates.
From the Faculty of Arts, Adeebah Muzamil, a student of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh bagged the first position in the stream by securing 99.2 percent marks followed by Sahila Nabi of Faculty of Home Science from Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh.
Sahila secured the first position from Faculty of Home Science by securing 99 percent marks
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