Jyoti Rathore and Mansi Jaiswal of Lucknow Public School (Rajajipuram Branch) got the first and second ranks respectively in the Uttar Pradesh board intermediate examination, while Sarvesh Verma of Basti topped in the high school examination.
Jyoti secured 97.2% and Mansi, a student of the same school based in Lucknow, obtained 97%. Sarvesh topped the high school examination by securing 96.83%.
The overall pass percentage of the intermediate examination was 88.83% whereas the high school pass percentage was pegged at 83.74%. The pass percentage of the intermediate category has dipped by 3.38% from last year’s 92.21%. The overall pass percentage for the high school category has dipped by nearly 3%.
Girls have again outperformed boys in both intermediate and high school examinations. In Intermediate exam, girls registered pass percentage of 92.16% against boys 85.91% while in high school, girs registered pass percentage of 88.34% while boys pass percentage was 79.73%.
In all 24.55 lakh students passed intermediate and 25.59 lakh students passed high school examination this year. A total of 64.23 lakh examinees had registered in the examination — 34,98,430 examinees for the high school (Class 10) and 29,24,768 candidates for the intermediate exam (Class 12) respectively.
In Lucknow, a total of 57,874 students appeared in the high school exam and 50,475 candidates took the intermediate exam.
This year the board will set a new record as it is announcing the results ahead of ISC and CBSE boards.
The high school examination was completed in 15 working days between February 19 and March 11. The intermediate examination would be held in 25 working days from February 19 to March 23.