Girls have outshined boys once again in the Class 10 examinations in the state with 55.36% of them passing the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) conducted exam, results for which were declared on Tuesday.
State's School education minister Kedar Kashyap announced the results in the presence of department's senior officials at a press conference in Raipur.
As many as 4,11,367 students were registered for CGBSE High School Certificate exams this year but 4,03,762 students, including 1,92,155 boys and 2,11,607 girls appeared for the examination.
Of which 2,21,846 (55.23%) have passed, Kashyap said.
As per the results, the girls edged boys with a thin margin. While 55.36% girls have passed the class 10th examination, the boys got a pass percentage of 55.08.
With 99%, Astha Sathpathi of Raigarh district has secured top position followed by Hemant Kumar (98%) of Mahasamund in the second rank and Kavita (97.83%) of Janjgir-Champa district in the third place.
Vanishka Tamboli of Janjgir-Champa bagged fourth position with 97.33% whereas Hemlata Patel of Raigarh (97.17% ) has attained fifth place.
In 2014 also girls had outperformed boys. A total of 4,27,446 students had appeared in the last year's 10th state board examination, of which 54.26% girls were passed while percentage of passing of boys was 53.72.
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