Girl students outperformed boys in the Class XII examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB),the results of which were declared on Saturday. From Mohali,Arshdeep Kaur stood first,securing 94. 44 per cent marks in the non-medical stream. At the state level,she ranked 11th.
Kaur was a student of the Government Girls Senior Secondary School,village Gharuan. She aims to be a teacher,and used to study for eight to nine hours a day. Kuldeep Bath,Arshdeep s father,is a Physics lecturer in a government school said,My daughter is very hardworking and wants to do research and teach in some college.
Mehak Jammal,a student of BMC Senior Secondary School,Ludhiana and Maninder Kaur of GTB Khalsa Senior Secondary School,Malout,jointly topped in the examination by securing 96.89 percent marks in Humanities.
The PSEB chairperson,Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal,disclosed that a total of 3,29,805 students appeared for the examination and 2,60,456 students passed the examination successfully. The average percentage of the girls who passed the examination is more than that of boys. According to PSEB,the pass percentage of girls is 86.97 percent and that of boys is 72.71 percent.