Punjab board Class 10 results declared, Shruti Vohra of Ropar tops with 98.77% | check details | education$high-school | Hindustan Times
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Punjab board Class 10 results declared, Shruti Vohra of Ropar tops with 98.77% | check details

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared the results of the secondary school or Class 10 board examination on Monday and the pass percentage this year dropped to 57.50 as compared to last year’s 72.25.

Board exams 2017 Updated: Jun 28, 2017 11:41 IST
Monica Sharma
PSEB Class 10 results
Punjab School Education Board chairman Balbir Singh Dhol declaring the Class 10 results on Monday.(HT photo)

Shruti Vohra, a student of Ropar’s DAV Public Senior Secondary School, secured 98.77% to top the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class 10 board examinations, the results of which were declared on Monday morning.

The second and third positions went to students of Sai Public Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana — Amit Yadav with 98.62% and Simmi Kumari with 98.31% respectively.

In the sports category, Amandeep Verma of BCM Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana came first with 99.08% score. Jyoti Panwar, also from BCM Senior Secondary School, bagged the second position by scoring 98.62% and Nancy of Play Ways Senior Secondary School, Patiala came third with 98.31%.

Students of Play Ways Senior Secondary School, who are toppers of PSEB Class 10 board examinations, in jubilant mood after the declaration of results in Patiala on Monday. (Bharat Bhushan/ Hindustan Times)

Students get 15 marks for playing at the state level and 25 for competing at the national level in the sports category.

The PSEB will give cash prizes to the toppers in the academic as well as sports category — Rs. 1 lakh for the first position, Rs. 75,000 for the second, and Rs. 50,000 for the third. All 6 toppers will be awarded.

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.

“The overall percentage in comparison to last year appears to have dipped, but it is not the case,” PSEB chairperson Balbir Singh Dhol said.

He said that this time the pass percentage is actually 4% more than 2016 and 9% more than 2015 as no grace marks were granted. The marks are the outcome of the actual performance of the students minus the grace marks, he said.

Nancy of Play Ways Senior Secondary School, Patiala who came third with 98.31% celebrates with her father in Patiala on Monday. (Bharat Bhushan/ HT file)

Dhol further elaborated that the percentage in Class 10 exam is generally low because students appear for the first time in board exams. He said the state education department and the school education board are collectively putting in efforts to improve the results and standard of education in the board schools.

Gurdaspur topped among the 22 districts in the state with a pass percentage of 86.97 and Sangrur was at the lowest with 42.85.

Ludhiana had the maximum of 113 students in the merit list and Fazilka and SAS Nagar the lowest with two each.

Government schools have a pass percentage of 52.80 with urban schools performing marginally well then the rural ones. The pass percentage of urban students was 57.93 and that of rural students was 57.28.

Know your results

Where: www.pseb.ac.in and www.indiaresults.com

How: Use school code or roll number to find detailed result; school heads can use online registration ID as well

When: After 9am on May 23

For rechecking: Apply within 10 days of result declaration