Girls outshone boys in the results of the class XII examination of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared today.
The overall pass percentage this year was 73.23 per cent compared to 69.07 per cent last year.
The pass percentage of girls was 78.70 per cent,which was much more than that of boys at 68.36 per cent.
Interestingly,the pass percentage in rural schools was more than that of schools in urban areas. While the pass percentage of the rural schools was 74.80 per cent,for urban schools it was 73.54 per cent.
Parul Gupta from Jagraon topped the exam scoring 94.5 per cent. Gupta is a student of the Science stream.
Rishu,a resident of Ludhiana and student of the Arts stream,stood second scoring 93.9 per cent. The third spot was shared by two students who scored 93.8 per cent. These were Manpreet Kaur from the Commerce stream and Nishu Bedi from the Arts stream.
The districtwise pass percentage showed that Taran Tarn tops the list with a figure of 94.16 per cent. Amritsar was second with 86.58 per cent and Gurdaspur third with 85.33 per cent.