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Girls outshine boys in class 12th exam, overall 64.5 pc pass

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Girls have outshone boys in the class 12 examination conducted by the Board of School Education (HBSE), the of which were declared today. This year, overall 64.50 per cent students passed the senior secondary examination, which is slightly better than the last year's 62.40 per cent. A total of 73.44 per cent girl students have passed the class 12 examination as compared to 57.58 per cent boys, a spokesman of the Board said. For the first time this year, number of a student is mentioned on their certificate, he was quoted as saying in an official release. "There are around 5,000 examinee whose numbers have not been updated as they have failed submit it. Though their have been declared on the Board's website, keeping in view the interest of the students, but their certificates would not be issued without the number. "Thus, they need to give the number as soon as possible, and only the school or the candidate will be responsible for any delay," he said. A total of 2,10,867 students took the class 12th examination, out of which 1,36,008 cleared it.

As many as 42,245 students have received compartment and 30,966 failed, the spokesperson said. The pass percentage of government schools, he said, was 65.57 per cent, while that of government-aided schools 66.38 per cent. The pass percentage of private schools was behind the government schools at 63.16 per cent. In this examination, the pass percentage of students of rural areas was 66.92 per cent, whereas the urban area students had a pass percentage of 60.26. The spokesman said that the Board has announced the of science, commerce and arts streams of Class 12th conducted in March 2017.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:48 IST