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Class 10 exams: Girls fare better than boys

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Srinagar: Seventeen students scored straight ‘A’s in the Class 10 board examinations held in Kashmir as the results declared on Friday showed that girls had performed better than boys.

Over 75,000 students had appeared in the Class 10 examinations, conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, in October last year, officials said.

While the overall pass percentage was 75 percent, the girls’ pass percentage was 76.06 percent while 74.04 percent of the boys passed the exam, the officials said.

They said at least 17 students had a perfect score (straight ‘A’s in all subjects) with an overwhelming majority of the toppers being girls.

As per JKBOSE figures, as many as 75132 students – 38340 boys and 36792 girls — had appeared in the exams out of which 56384 students have been declared as qualified, while as 18626 students have been declared as not qualified.

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