Like every year, girls outshone boys in the Punjab Board’s Class 10 exams and bagged the first three positions as well. Punjab’s Class 10 board exam results were declared on Friday. The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the results of Class 12 board exams on Wednesday and in that too girls outshined boys and bagged the first three positions.
According to an official statement, Gagandeep Kaur of Sant Mohan Das Senior Secondary School, Kot Sukhia, Faridkot district, secured 100 per cent marks and came first. Her classmate Navjot stood second by scoring 648 out of 650. Harmandeep Kaur of Government High School, Mandali, Mansa district secured the third position by securing 646 marks.
According to the official statement, 2,90,796 students appeared in the Class 10 board examination, out of which 2,81,905 passed. A total of 6,171 students will have to re-examine while the result of 103 students has not been released. More than 97.5 percent students have passed in the 10th board examination. The pass percentage of girls is 98.46 and that of boys is 96.73.
In urban areas, 96.77 percent students have passed the 10th board exam while in rural areas, 97.94 percent students passed the exam. 97.76 per cent students of government schools passed the 10th board examination while 97 per cent students of other schools passed the examination.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains congratulated the students, their parents and teachers for the good exam results. Mann congratulated the girl students who secured the first three positions and announced a cash prize of Rs 51,000 for them. He said that it was a proud moment for the State that girls outshone boys in the PSEB Board exams of class VIII, X and XII.