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By slender margin, girls walk ahead

chandigarh Updated: May 21, 2014 11:52 IST
Vivek Gupta

With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declaring Class-10 results on Tuesday, girls once again outshine boys in the tricity, both in pass percentage and securing Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 10.

As per the board’s of ficial record, a total of 23,058 students from Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar appeared for the Class 10 board examination in 2013-14 session, of which 13,248 were boys and 9,810 girls. Despite being less in number, 99.43% girls cleared the exam as compared to the pass percentage of 98.93% in the case of boys. Overall the pass percentage of tricity was 99.14%.

As far as securing a CGPA of 10 is concerned, girls were much ahead of boys in several schools.
At Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 16, five girls secured CGPA 10 against three boys. Nine girls from Mount Carmel School scored CGPA 10 against seven boys.

At Shivalik Public School, SAS Nagar, 11 girls scored CGPA 10 against 10 boys. Gian Jyoti Global School, SAS Nagar, had 13 girls against six boys securing the perfect score of 10. Out of 9 students of Shemrock School, SAS Nagar, 6 girls secured 10 CGPA. In Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, 23 girls scored percent 10 against 22 boys.

In all-girl schools too, there is increase in number of students getting the perfect CGPA of 10. For instance, last year 53 out of 200 girls of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, secured the perfect score. This year the number has increased to 65.

CBSE regional director RJ Khanderao said girls continued to do well in the CBSE examinations. At the national level, the percentage of girls was higher than boys and the region was no exception. The overall qualifying percentage of girls was also high in the Panchkula region.

Sanjay Sardana, director, Manav Mangal School, said girls were doing well in academics for the past several years and this year was no exception.

However, girls have not outperformed boys in all schools. The competition was at par in DC Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, as same number of boys and girls secured CGPA 10.

At St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, 17 boys secured CGPA 10 against nine girls. In Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, 12 boys scored CGPA 10 against nine girls. Eleven boys of Saupin’s School, Sector 32, got CGPA 10 against eight girls.