Srinagar: The J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Thursday announced the results of the Class 12 examinations, in which 55,163 students – 29,330 boys and 26,332 girls – had appeared and 33,893 of them passed. The qualified students include 17,280 boys and 16,612 girls. Of the students who failed, 2,522 were boys, with 9,528 assigned to take remedial tests; 1,518 girls failed, of whom 8,702 girls can take remedial tests. The overall pass percentage stood at 61.44 percent.
The highest marks scored across streams are as follows:
The top two positions in Science stream were bagged by Muhtashim Rafiqi and Faheem Rashid, both students of Burn Hall School, with 494 and 491 marks out of 500, respectively.
The third position was bagged by Sabiya Syeed of SRM Welkin Higher Secondary School, Sopore, who scored 490 marks out of 500.
In the Commerce stream, six students share the first position, each scoring 485 marks out of 500. They are: Afreen Nazir of Islamia Higher Secondary School, Rajouri Kadal; Farisa Abdul Rashid and Mehreen Hilal of Green Valley Education Institute, Srinagar; and Sehrish Nafiz, Tabish Noor and Zaira Bashir of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Nawa Kadal, Srinagar.
The second position has been shared by two students: Arafat Baktoo of Kashmir Harward School and Seeba Malik of Green Valley Education Institute, both in Srinagar. They scored 483 marks out of 500.
The third position is shared by three students, all from government schools, with 479 marks each: Nisha Jan of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Anantnag; Shifa Hanieef of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Amira Kadal, Srinagar; and Tabish Qadir of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Budgam.
In the Arts stream, government school students took the top two positions. Durdanan Massoodi of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Baramulla, scored 487 marks to emerge as the topper. Munazah Shafi of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh, Srinagar, scored 484 marks to bag the second slot. Madeeha Shafi of Green Valley Education Institute scored 483 marks to get the third position.
In Home Science, the first three positions were taken by students from government schools. Iqra Rashid of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh, bagged first position with 480 marks out of 500, and the second position went to Aazim Noorie of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Anantnag, with 465 marks out of 500. Fiza Jan of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Anantnag, came in at third position with 443 marks out of 500.
Of the total students, 9,034 achieved distinctions while 15,004, 8,489 and 1,365 students secured first, second and third divisions, respectively. The examinations were conducted in the month of November last year.
Bose Chairperson Veena Pandit told Kashmir Reader that it felt very good to see that government schools had performed well. “I am very happy that students of government schools have bagged many positions,” she said.
She gave her best wishes to all students who passed, and added, “Those who are not qualified in this attempt, do not lose hope. Try until you succeed.”
Thanking his parents and mentors, Arfat Bakoot, the second-position holder in Commerce stream, told Kashmir Reader that he had made up his mind to achieve this result, and that was what led to it. “It’s just the beginning; there is more to come,” he said. “The real journey lies ahead; there will be more challenges.”