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78% girls, 72% boys pass Class 12 exams in Kashmir

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Srinagar: The J&K Board of School Education on Tuesday declared the results of Class 12 annual regular examination session 2021.

As per a gazzettte notification by BOSE, the annual exam has recorded an overall pass percentage of 75 percent with 54, 075 candidates passing the exam out of 72180 who had appeared in it.

Once again, girls outshined boys in the exam both in terms top positions across streams and overall pass percentage registering 78 percent pass percentage against 72 percent among boys.

According to the gazzettte notification, girls took the first position in Science, Commerce and Home Science streams.

Arusa Parvaiz, a student of Kashmir Harvard School in Srinagar, bagged the first position in Science stream as well as overall, scoring 499 marks out of 500.

In Science stream, 238 students shared the top 10 positions and had scored marks in excess of 98 per cent.

Tabinda Jan, also from Kashmir Harvard, bagged the first position in Commerce stream with 497 marks. There were 33 students sharing top 10 positions in Commerce stream.

Adeeba Muzammil of Government Girls Higher Secondary Kothibagh bagged the first position in Arts stream with 496 marks.

In Home Science stream, Sahila Nabi bagged the first position with 495 marks.

Out of 72,180 candidates, 54,075 were declared successful which included 23,573 who had scored more than 75 per cent marks.

Pertinently, the Class 12 examination commenced on November 11 last year and ended on December 06. Over 80,000 students appeared in examination in 739 examination centres designated in government and private schools across Kashmir.

Last year, the J&K government had announced 30 percent relaxation in syllabus for classes 10th to 12th students in their annual regular-2021 examination.

The relaxation was given in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and was applicable for the students in Kashmir and Jammu division besides the students in Ladakh UT as well.

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