The Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education Friday declared the Class 10 results with 86.71 per cent pass percentage, clocking the best performance in a decade. Last year, the overall pass percentage was 86.63 per cent.
The pass percentage for girls, however, recorded a dip at 90.86 per cent against last year’s 91.25 per cent. The total pass percentage for boys is 83.27 per cent, slightly better than last year’s 82.87 per cent.
Director (Secondary Education), Shail Kumari Yadav, said the results were in keeping with their expectations.
Azamgarh district recorded best results scoring a pass percentage of 95.42 per cent while Hardoi was at the lower end with 64.82 per cent. Last year, Maharajganj was the best performer while Pilibhit was the worst.
State capital Lucknow slipped from 37th position last year to 42nd this year scoring 84.10 pass percentage. At least 19 districts scored more than 90 per cent pass percentage. At least 47 schools out of the total 20,944, recorded less than 20 per cent results.
This year, a total of 38.61 lakh students had registered for the Class 10 examinations out of which 33.33 lakh took the examinations, conducted between March 3 and March 21. A total of 11,397 centres were set up.
Like last year, the UP Board gave numbered answer sheets to students in at least 10 districts — Allahabad, Kaushambi, Hathras, Aligarh, Etah, Azamgarh, Mau, Ballia, Ghazipur and Deoria — to prevent use of unfair means.