City private schools once again fared well as compared to government schools in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-10 exams, the result of which was declared on Tuesday.
Out of the total 335 students, who appeared in the exam, 119 students of private schools affiliated to the board made it to the provisional merit list, while only two government school students have featured in this list.
As soon as the provisional merit list reached the schools, the mood was upbeat and festivities began. Parents, teachers and school authorities gathered in their respective schools to celebrate the success of students.
Arsh Malhotra of Shivalik Model School, Jagraon, bagged top spot in the district and third rank in the state by securing 98.77% marks.
Muskan Kapoor of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar; and Chandan Kumar of Teja Singh Sutantar Senior Secondary School, Shimlapuri, are sharing the second position in district and fourth position in state by securing 98.62% marks.
Muskan said, “My aim in life is to become a chartered accountant.” She said she never joined any coaching and self study was her success mantra.
Ruchi, a student of Sai Public School Shimlapuri, is third in district and sixth in state with 98.31% marks.
Meanwhile, government schools lagged behind again with only two students — Gagandeep Kaur of Government Senior Secondary School, Kotla, who secured 96.46% marks (23rd position); and Sumit Garg of Government Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, who secured 96.15% marks (25th position) made it to the state merit list.
In sports category, students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point — Tanisha Sharma and Pushwinder Kaur — grabbed first position in the state with 100% marks. Damanpreet Kaur of Teja Singh Sutantar Senior Secondary School, Shimlapuri, bagged the second position in state with 99.85% marks, while Mehakjot Singh of the same school secured third position in the state with 99.69% marks.
Low pass percentage
With pass percentage of only 65.4%, Ludhiana district stands on the 17th position in the state. Of the 42,890 students, who appeared in the exams from the district, only 28,058 passed.