Punjab board Class 10 results: Border districts bag all 5 top positions
In the Class 10 examinations conducted by Punjab School Education Board, all the top five positions, in terms of pass percentage went to the schools located in the border districts of Punjab. Similar trend was witnessed in the XII results where schools in border schools performed better than the other districts.
Gurdaspur topped among the 22 districts with 86.97 pass percentage followed by Amritsar with 83.95 and Taran Taran with 80.62. The pass percentage of Pathankot is 76.42 and Ferozpur is 66.01.
The pass percentage in Sangrur is lowest with 42.85 and SAS Nagar second lowest with 44.73.
Ludhiana, which has the maximum students, 113 out of 379, in the merit list did not have an impressive pass percentage. The pass percentage is 48.96.
Patiala bagged second position with 52 students making it to the overall merit list. The district’s pass percentage is 47.72. There are 23 students from Amritsar and 21 from Gurdaspur in the merit list.
Among the lowest are Fazilka and SAS Nagar with two students each in the merit list. Pathankot had just three while Muktsar and Kapurthala have just 4 students each in the merit list.
The PSEB chairman Balbir Singh Dhol said the pass percentage has improved and as usual the districts which have more options such as CBSE and other boards have not fared well in exams.
Pass percentage of languages
The maximum pass percentage among languages is in Punjabi (93.35%), followed by Hindi (92.46%) and English (78.68%). In Social Science the pass percentage is as high as 85.38%, whereas in Science the pass percentage is 78.83%. Mathematics has the lowest pass percentage of 71.82%.