SRINAGAR: The results of tenth class students from Jammu’s winter zone were declared today by the Board of School Education. While the overall percentage of the students who have passed the examination is 69.76 per cent, the girls have a clear edge over boys.
Board sources said 26201 students had written their examination including 12042 girls. Only 18279 students have qualified for the examination – 9525 boys and 8754 girls.
The gazette notification suggests that only 820 candidates have passed the examination in A1 grade. Those securing A2 grade are 2292, B1 3878, B2 5048, C1 4969, and C2 1252. It means the bulk of students passed in B2 grade.
In the Jammu division, the winter zone for education comprises a vast mountainous bet including all three districts of Chenab valley, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban and upper reaches of Reasi (Mahore) and Kathau (Bani and Basholi) districts. Loran, Mandi, Surankote, and Kotranka in Poonch and Rajouri also fall in the winter zone.
In respect of Government Schools, Doda district has claimed the highest district wise pass percentage i.e 76.42 % whereas Poonch district recorded the highest pass percentage of 97.40% in respect of Private Schools category. Around 30 Government Schools and 38 Private schools recorded a 100 % pass percentage.
The results are said to be slightly moderate in comparison to the twelfth standard results that were made public earlier this year.
In the twelfth class, 16678 candidates had appeared of whom 12089 were declared successful thus making a pass percentage of 72 per cent. Girls had scored a pass percentage of 74 per cent. A core of 496 was the top position in science, 483 in arts stream and 427 in commerce. Only 20 per cent passed with distinction, 38 per cent in the first division, and 15 per cent in the second division.