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J&K boys beat girls in Class X exams

india Updated: Dec 27, 2006 12:36 IST

Srinagar Boys outshone girls in the Class X examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

Giving details of the result, official of the Directorate of School Education, Mohammad Shafi said that as many as 35,834 students from the Kashmir division had appeared in the Class X examination.

Of them, 21,618 were declared successful as the overall pass percentage this year stood at 60.33, he added. Shafi said that this year about 63.44 per cent boys were declared successful as compared to 56.19 per cent girls. While 12,981 boys passed the examination, the figure stood at 8,637 for girls, he added. Shafi also added that as many as 2,488 students secured distinction. The official said Faizan Jameel Shah of RP School topped the examination with 96 per cent marks, Iqra Sayeed of Presentation Convent (Girls) secured the second position with 93.80 per cent and Burhan Ahmed Wani of Iqbal Memorial School came third with 93 per cent marks.