PSEB Class 12 exams, 2017: Girls bag top 3 positions, pass percentage lowest in 3 years at 62.36%
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-12 results, which were declared on Saturday, saw a dip of 14% in pass percentage as compared to last year.
The overall pass percentage this year stood at 62.4% as compared to 76.8% in 2016. In 2015 and 2014, it was 76.2% and 81.1% respectively.
The girls’ pass percentage stood at 72.6% as against the boys’ 54.4%, which dropped sharply from 71.1% last year. Similarly, the girls’ pass percentage also saw a drop of 7.4% from 84% recorded last year.
Of 3.14 lakh students who appeared for the examination, 36,376 students failed as against 16,000 last year. While 62,916 and 18,822 students got compartment and re-appear respectively, the cases of 380 students were withheld by the PSEB.
PSEB chairman Balbir Singh Dhol said the board restricted awarding of grace marks while checking the papers this year. He said the students were evaluated only on the basis of their academic performance. Earlier, up to 10 grace marks were given to students.
The 30 marks granted under continuous and comprehensive evaluation were also brought down to 10 this year. However, one mark given to a student failing in any subject was retained, he said.
40% students on merit list from Ludhiana
Of the total 350 students on the merit list, the maximum — 139 — are from Ludhiana.
Amisha Arora of Ludhiana bagged the first position in the state by securing 98.4%. “I want to be known as a pioneering teacher and create future leaders,” said the RS Model Senior Secondary School student. Daughter of a provision store owner, she pursued commerce stream.
The second and third positions also went to girl students. Prabhjot Joshi from BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, was a close second with 98.2% in humanities. Her father works in a textile company. The third position went to Riya of Tagore Centenary Public Senior Secondary School, Gurdaspur. Daughter of an army official, she scored 98% in the non-medical stream.
Three Ludhiana students — Harpreet Kaur, Harmandeep Kaur and Vishal — also topped in the vocational stream with 94.9% marks.
Separate merit lists were declared for academic and sports category.
In the sports category, Husandeep Kaur, who is a rifle shooter from Baba Sahib Dass Public Senior Secondary School, Sangrur, bagged the top position.
Nancy Goyal, a baseball player from BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, and Shivam Kumar, a softball player from RS Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, were ranked second and third, respectively.
All of them scored 100%. In sports category, a maximum of 15 marks are added in the academic score. The toppers were decided based on their academic marks. Husandeep got the first position as she scored 437 out of 450 in academics, Nancy got 436 and Shivam Kumar got 435.
The highest pass percentage of students in the state was in Gurdaspur at 76.1%, followed by Amritsar at 71%. The lowest pass percentage was in Rupnagar at 53.5%. Incidentally, Rupnagar remained the assembly constituency of former education minister Daljit Singh Cheema in the Akali government. (With agency inputs)
Steps to check your result
Log on to www.pseb.ac.in using school code or student roll number after 9 am on May 14.
Marksheet to be dispatched within a week
For re-checking apply within 10 days of getting original result.