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80% students pass Class 12 board exams; girls bag most of top ranks

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Srinagar: Girls outshined boys by bagging most of the top ranks in the Class 12 board examinations in Kashmir as results declared on Monday showed that 80 percent students passed the exam, officials said.

Out of 58,397 students who appeared in the examinations held last November, nearly 47,000 have passed.

While the pass percentage of girls was little over 82 percent, it was only 78 percent for the boys, the officials said.

They said most of the top positions in various streams were also bagged by the girl students.

In Science stream, as many as 19 students shared the top three slots, out of whom only four are boys.

Similarly, in Commerce stream, five girls shared the first three positions while as the top slots in Home Science and Arts streams have been bagged by three girls in each stream, the JKBOSE data reveals.

As per the figures released by the board, as many as 141 girls figure among the top 178 position holders across streams.

Political parties extended congratulatory messages to the successful students.

“Party president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah congratulate Class 12 students especially girl students who have bagged nearly 90 percent of top ranks in results declared today. It clearly demonstrates, given a chance, women excel in every field. Happy Women’s Day,” National Conference spokesman Imran Dar said.

J&K Congress president Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari were among a host of politicians who congratulated the students for their successes in the examination.

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