Barely 62% clear Class 10 PSEB in Mohali, status quo maintained

  • Hillary Victor, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2014 14:32 IST

The relatively poor perfor mance of SAS Nagar district in the state board exam continues. After recording the second lowest pass percentage in the state at 78.09% in Class 12 state board exam, 61.56 % students from Class 10 have managed to clear the exam, the results of which were declared on Monday. This is broadly the same as last year’s pass percentage.

The highest marks in the region have gone to a Dera Bassi girl student, Meenakshi Sharma, at 93.69%, scoring 609 marks out of 650.

At the press conference announcing the results, Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said that they were seeking an explanation from the teachers for their poor show.

“The performance of teachers will be evaluated. Those getting 10% pass percentage will be charge-sheeted, while teachers with 20% result will be issued a show-cause notice. Those getting below 50% will be warned. The result has come about due to the poor VIP culture as accountability of teachers is missing.”

Another PSEB senior officer said: “In most schools in SAS Nagar district, students come from poor families, so we cannot expect good results. Most students take admissions in CBSE or ICSE board exams.”


The two students, who found place in merit list of 384 students, are from the same school, the AAR Jain Senior Secondary School, Derabassi. Meenakshi Sharma, who is 250th in merit list, secured 93.69 % by getting 609 marks out of total 650. The other is Khushdeep Shar ma, who scored scored 93.38 % and got 607 marks.

On their outstanding achievements , the school management has honoured these toppers and has also decided that they will be provided free education up to the senior secondary level.

Meenakshi, a resident of Mubarikpur said, she wanted to be a chemistry lecturer after completing higher studies. Besides tuitions, she was being assisted in her studies by elder cousins in the joint family.”


Khushdeep, who lives with her step parents at Gulabgarh village, say she wanted to become a writer as he was fond of poems, literature and stories.

“I want to be a script writer,” he added. His father Sarabjit passed away due to cardiac arrest around 12 years ago while real mother left him after remarriage around four years ago. Khushdeep is staying with his parental uncle Naval Kishore Moudgil and aunt Rita Devi from then. They said that the child had faced challanges and had turned hardships into success.

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