Monday, May 26, 2008


Girls outshone boys by a wide overall margin in the Uttar Pradesh board exams for Class 12, results of which were declared Sunday. But no girl could find a place among the 10 toppers.The total pass percentage of girls in the Class 12 exams is 80.8, while that of boys is 54.26.The overall pass percentage in the examinations is 65.05— the lowest in the last six years.This year, 1,704,660 candidates registered for the UP Board exams, out of which 1,108,869 candidates passed the exams, which is 25 per cent less than the previous year. Among the 7,12,362 girl examinees, 5,70,489 were declared successful,. district-wise break-up of pass percentage has thrown up unique results. While the Naxal-dominated Sonebhadra district remained on top by securing 79.50 per cent, the Allahabad district came second with 74.44 pass percentage.The pass percentage of other districts is Lucknow (59.38), Kanpur (57.13), Varanasi (68.48), Kaushambi (65.56) and Kannauj (40.62). Nearly six lakh students were declared unsuccessful and the results of 2,336 candidates have been withheld for various reasons.While the percentage of students securing first and second division decreased this year, there is an increase in the number of students securing third division.Sandeep Singh, a student of Lucknow Public Inter College, topped the exams by securing 92 percent.Anurag Katiyar, a student of BSND college, Kanpur bagged the second position by securing 91.2 percent.The third position was shared by Subhanshu Gautam of Lucknow Public Inter College and Sparsh Singhal of BSND, Kanpur. Both secured 90.2 percent.

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