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PSEB Class 10 results 2017: Majha region records highest pass percentage, Gurdaspur leads with 89.97%

The Majha region of Punjab recorded the highest pass percentage in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 10 board examinations, the results of which were declared on Monday, even though the state toppers do not belong to the 4 districts in the area.

Board exams 2017 Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:29 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Girls celebrate after declaration of Class 10 results.
Girls celebrate after declaration of Class 10 results.(HT Photo)

The Majha region of Punjab recorded the highest pass percentage in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 10 board examinations, the results of which were declared on Monday, even though the state toppers do not belong to the 4 districts in the area.

Gurdaspur led the region with a pass percentage of 89.97, Amritsar with 83.95, Tarn Taran 80.62 and Pathankot 76.42. The topper from the region is Simranjeet Kaur, a student from Amritsar, with 97.54% marks.

There were 46 students from the Majha region in the merit list - 23 in Amritsar district, 12 in Gurdaspur, 8 in Tarn Taran, and 3 in Pathankot.

District education officer (SE) Amardeep Singh Saini told the Hindustan Times 15 girl students were among the 23 in the merit list from Amritsar and that it is a matter of pride.

In Gurdaspur, 22,962 students appeared for the exam out of 19,970 passed and in Amritsar 30,973 took it and 26,003 cleared. In Tarn Taran, 16,371 appeared and 13,198 passed and the least number of students - 8192 - appeared from Pathankot out of which 6260 passed.

Majha topper wants to teach

Apart from being a region topper, Simranjeet Kaur has bagged the 9th rank in the state. Kaur, the daughter of a driver, said she was always supported and backed by her father to shine throughout.

“Scoring 634/650 was not a cake walk. I have put in a lot of hard work day and night to score that well. I owe my success to my teachers as I was not dependent on any tuition. I am currently pursuing non-medical and would become a meritorious professor one day,” Simranjeet, a student of Navjot Modern Senior Secondary School, said.

The second position in the region was bagged by Devans Chand from Sacred touch Public High School with a 96.92% marks and Ishika Tripathi from New Lawrence High School scored 96.77% to get the third rank.

The same score was achieved by Tarn Taran girl Kajalpreet Kaur from BGSUS Senior Secondary School Khadoor Sahib (629/650).

Shruti Vohra, a student of Ropar’s DAV Public Senior Secondary School, secured 98.77% to top the Class 10 board exams.

Of the 3,30,437 candidates, 1,90,001 cleared the exam and as many as 37,963 students scored 80% and above marks. With a pass percentage of 63.97, girls in the state were ahead of boys, whose pass percentage is 52. 35.

The overall pass percentage this year slipped to 57.50 as against 72.25 last year.