CBSE 12th Board Result 2019: In Patna, girls outperform boys
As many as 76.08 % girls passed the exams while the pass percentage among boys was 61.57 %. A total number of 1,00,698 students—64,909 boys and 35,789 girls—had appeared for the exams from Patna region, out of which 71,911 candidates were from Bihar, while the rest were from Jharkhand, which falls in the CBSE Patna zoneUpdated: May 03, 2019, 15:27 IST
Girls outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 board examinations, the results of which were declared on Thursday.
A total number of 1,00,698 students—64,909 boys and 35,789 girls—had appeared for the exams from Patna region, out of which 71,911 candidates were from Bihar, while the rest were from Jharkhand, which falls in the CBSE Patna zone. The overall regional pass percentage is 66.73%, around 4 % lower than 2018. Last year, 70.54% students from the region had managed to pass the class 12 examinations.
71,911 students from Bihar took the exams across 210 centers, spread over various districts. The exam was conducted between February 13 and May 4 this year.
The pass percentage of girls in the region, like previous years, remained higher than their male counterparts. 76.08 % girls passed the exams while the pass percentage among boys was 61.57 %.
Maryam Raza Khan from Notre Dame Academy emerged the state topper, obtaining 489 out of 500 marks, while four students Raghav Jhunjhunwala of GD Mother International School, Muzaffarpur, Sarthak Vats from Loyala High School, Patna, Raghav Tibrewal of DPS Patna and Md Junaid Mahmood of St Michael’s High School shared the joint-second toppers’ rank, securing 487 marks each.
In all seven students, Jayant Kumar Gupta from SR Vidya Mandir, Bhagalpur, Shruti Medha from Creane Memo High School, Gaya, Arman Khan from DAV Public School, BSEB, Keshav Krishna from DPS Patna, Tanishq Tejashwi from St Michael’s High School Patna, Isha and Sakshi Suman from Notre Dame Academy, Patna shared the joint- third rank, securing an aggregate of 484 out of the 500 marks.
Ibrahim Nami, English teacher of Krishna Niketan, Patna said, “The results this year have been unusual as they were announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination. This was beyond our expectations.”
“It’s heartening to see girls performing better,” said, Brother Sateesh SG, principal, Loyola High School, Patna. “But that doesn’t mean the boys haven’t worked hard. As per my understanding, the boys focus more on IIT exams while the girls have a tendency to follow the CBSE curriculum.”
“The results have been encouraging. I am happy that my students came out with flying colours,” said KK Kunjachan, principal, St Karen’s Secondary School, Patna.
On why girls had been constantly outperforming boys in board (class 10 and 12) exams, clinical psychologist at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Priya Kumar, said, “That’s because girls are more sincere than boys in studies.”
She then went on to explain, “I won’t say girls are more intelligent than boys, but they are more sincere. Their sincerity stems from the fact that they have to always prove to the society, their parents and their extended family about their calibre, so that they are allowed to step out of the four walls of their home and pursue their dreams. In case of boys, our society is such that certain things, like independence, comes naturally for them. But girls have lofty dreams and strive to be independent, and at times, even having to swim against the tide. That’s the reason girls are not only more sincere towards studies but also more disciplined than boys, who are more distracted,” added Priya, a licensed clinical psychologist from the Rehabilitation Council of India.
She said girls outshining boys in board exams was not a phenomenon restricted to India alone. This was a worldwide fact the American Psychological Association accepted after having conducted various studies.