Mohali (Pb): Girls outperformed boys in the matriculation (class X) examination, results of which were today declared by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson of the board, said the top positions were bagged by the girls and their pass percentage was 78.30 per cent while pass percentage of boys was 67.43 per cent.
The result of the board this year stood at 72.25 per cent which was better by 7.5 per cent than previous year which was 65.77 per cent, she said.
A total of 355 students secured a place in merit and the student placed last in this merit list got 625 marks out of 650, Dhaliwal said.
“The state witnessed an increase in the number of students getting more than 80 per cent marks for the second consecutive year,” she said.
This year, 39,041 students got 80 per cent or more marks which included 10,255 students studying in government schools. The cut out list of merit stopped at 96.18 per cent.
Among subjects, Punjabi got the top billing with pass percentage remaining at 94.98 per cent. Dhaliwal said the pass percentage of rural area students was 72.66 per cent and that of urban area students was 71.46 per cent.
The result of affiliated schools was 82.76 per cent, associated schools 70.46 per cent, government schools 69.03 per cent and aided schools 69.28 per cent.
Dhaliwal said Ludhiana achieved the top ranking in merit list with 121 students. Bathinda and Hoshiarpur had 29 students each, Patiala had 28, Amritsar had 16 and Barnala had 15 students in the merit list.
The board again prepared separate sportspersons and academic merit lists, she said. In academic merit lists, Simrandeep Kaur of BGSUS senior secondary school, Khadoor Sahib, Tarn Taran, stood first with 99.08 per cent marks followed by Simranjit Kaur of Prabhakar Senior Secondary School, Bhalla Colony, Chheharta in Amritsar, securing second position with 98.92 per cent and Arsh Malhotra of Shivalik Model School, Jagraon of Ludhiana stood third with 98.77 per cent marks.
In Sportspersons merit, Tanisha Sharma and Pushwinder Kaur of BCM senior secondary school, jamalpur colony, Ludhiana stood first jointly with 100 per cent marks each.
Damanpreet Kaur of Teja Singh Sutantar senior secondary school, Shimlapuri, Ludhiana secured second position with 99.85 per cent marks while Mehakjot Singh of the same school stood third with 99.69 per cent marks.