Simrandeep Kaur of Baba Gurmukh Singh Uttam Singh Senior Secondary School, Khadoor Sahib (Tarn Taran), is first with 99.08% marks in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-10 examinations, the results of which were declared on Tuesday here.
In both podium finish and pass percentage, girls have maintained the lead over boys. Simranpreet Kaur of Prabhakar Senior Secondary School Bhalla Colony, Chheharta (Amritsar), has secured the second spot with 98.92%, while Arsh Malhotra of Shivalik Model School Jagraon (Ludhiana), lone boy in top three, is third with 98.77%. Board chairperson Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal said the pass percentage of 72.25 was an improvement from last year’s 65.77. “Only 25,662 (7.5%) students have failed,” she said.
Like in the Class-12 results, Ludhiana rules the Class-10 merit list, where SAS Nagar and Pathankot have scored a zero. The least score on the merit list of 355 is 625 out of 650. The cut-off stopped at 96.18%. The border district of Tarn Taran has outscored other districts with a pass percentage of 93.24. Gurdaspur (92.05), Amritsar (89.41), Pathankot (82.68), Ferozepur (74.51) and Hoshiarpur (73.05) are next.
The maximum pass percentage among subjects was in Punjabi (94.98), Hindi (92), mathematics (89.45), social studies (87), and science (85.32). The candidates struggled in English, and so the pass percentage for that subject is least at 83.45.
Ludhiana tops sports merit list
The sports-category merit list has Tanisha Sharma and Pushwinder Kaur on top with 100% marks each. Damanpreet Kaur of Teja Singh Sutantar Senior Secondary School, Shimlapuri, Ludhiana, is second with a score of 99.85%, while Mehakjot Singh of the same school is third with 99.69% marks.
Districts’ report card
District-wise pass %age: Ludhiana 65; Hoshiarpur 73, Bathinda 65, Patiala 69, Amritsar 89, Barnala 58, Tarn Taran 93, Sangrur 63, Ferozepur 75, Moga 69, Gurdaspur 92, Muktsar 66, Fatehgarh Sahib 65, Jalandhar 63, Rupnagar 71, Faridkot 65, Nawanshahr 70, Kapurthala 69, Mansa 77, Fazilka 70, Pathankot 83, SAS Nagar 62.
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