76 percent students clear class 12 exams

Girls secure top positions

Srinagar: Girls outshined boys, both in terms of the pass percentage as well as the top positions across streams in the class 12 annual examination results, which were declared by the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Wednesday.
As per the JKBOSE figures, the pass percentage in the examination is 76 percent with 35,454 candidates succeeding out of a total of 46,599 candidates, who were enrolled by the Board.
The data read that girls have had a narrow edge of roughly two percent in the results with 76.7 percent girls succeeding against 75.5 percent boys, who cleared the annual examination.
As per the data, 23,606 boys and 22,993 girls had appeared in the class 12 annual examination out of which 17,819 and 17,635 succeeded respectively.
Besides outshining boys in the pass percentage, girls have also dominated the top 10 positions across all the four streams of Science, Commerce, Arts and Home Science in the annual exams.
In Science stream, Humera Rashid of K I E Higher Secondary School, Lasjan, Isha Bashir of Mallinson Girls Higher Secondary School Sheikh Bagh and Sadiq Peerzada of Tyndale Biscoe, Sheikh Bagh have grabbed the top three positions.
While Humera and Isha have secured 490 marks each, Peerzada has secured 488 marks out of 500.
Likewise in Commerce stream, Ilsa Gulzar, Mohammad Sameer Matta and Zuha are at the top slots with 486, 481, 480 marks respectively. Ilsa and Zuha are enrolled at Green Valley Higher Secondary School, Ellahi Bagh, while as Matta studies at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Jahwahar Nagar.
In the Home Science stream, students from government schools have clean swept the top ten positions, a clear positive for the School Education Department.
Government schools have also dominated the top of the table in the Arts stream wherein students from government schools have grabbed 11 out of 16 top positions besides securing the 2nd position.
However, government schools have yet again performed poorly in teems of pass percentage of students. As per the JKBOSE data, 5101 private school students have scored 90 percentile against 74 of the 41498 government school students who appeared in class 12 annual exams.
As per the JKBOSE data, 10408 students have secured distinction while as 15684, 7756 and 1606 students have passed the class 12 exams in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Divisions respectively.
While 365 students have failed, the number of students who would have to reappear in one or more subjects is 10780 as per the JKBOSE figures.
Pertinently, there has been an inordinate delay in the declaration of this year’s board results due to the internet blockade in Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year.
While the class 10 and 12 annual exams were declared by the JKBOSE within a month’s time in recent years, this year around, the results were inordinately delayed as the board administration was forced to print an unprecedented number of otherwise obsolete result gazettes this year in absence of mobile internet and broadband internet.
The class 12 annual exams, which commended on October 30, concluded in the first week of December.

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