Girls outperformed boys in secondary school and midterm exams conducted this year by the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council, a senior board official said when announcing the results on Tuesday.
Girls’ high school exam pass rate was 93.34 percent, while for boys it was 86.64 percent. In the intermediate exam, the pass rate for boys was 69.34 percent and for girls 83 percent.
Priyanshi Soni from Sitapur topped the high school exam with 98.33 percent while Shubh Chhapra from Mahoba placed first in the intermediate exam with 97.80 percent.
In announcing the results, Mahendra Dev, the director of secondary education, said that out of 28,63,621 candidates who took the high school examination, 25,70,987 passed and the pass rate was 89.78 percent.
He also said that 25,71,002 candidates appeared for the midterm exam, out of 19,41,717 candidates or 75.52 percent passed.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath greeted students who passed the exams, their parents and teachers and said that the top 10 rank holders of both exams will be congratulated.
“All of you are the pillars of the golden future of the new Uttar Pradesh. May the future of all of you be bright with the grace of Maa Saraswati (the goddess of learning). Students who have achieved top 10 positions at the state level in the Exams for the 10th and 12th boards will be honored at the state level and those who achieve top 10 positions at the district level will be honored at the district level,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Mr. Dev said that evaluation of answer sheets was completed between March 18 and March 31 in 258 evaluation centers in different districts.
To ensure that there was no fraud during the exam, cameras with voice recorders were installed in 8,753 exam centers. This is the first time in the last 30 years that no questionnaire has been leaked and no wrong bundle of questions has been opened and as such there has been no re-examination, Mr Dev said.
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