UP Board results 2018: Pass percentage falls; girls do better than boys again
Anjali Verma of Brij Behari Sahai Intercollege in Allahabad was the topper in high school with 96.35% marks.education Updated: Apr 29, 2018 18:13 IST
The percentage of students who cleared the high school or Class 10 and intermediate or Class 12 examinations witnessed a dip in comparison to last year, UP Board 2018 result announced on Sunday showed, even as girls outperformed boys in both the exams.
Director of the state-run education board Awadh Naresh Sharma said 75.16% students were declared successful in the high school exams and 72.43% cleared the intermediate exams.
The pass percentage in high school exams registered a decline of 6.02% as compared to 2017 and there was a 10.19% dip in intermediate results this year. The pass percentage for high school was 81.18 and that for intermediate 82.62 last year.
Anjali Verma of Brij Behari Sahai Intercollege in Allahabad was the topper in high school with 96.35% marks. She was followed by Yashasvi of Fatehpur ‘s Vikas VMIC College with 94.5% at the second spot. Vinay Kumar Varma of Sita Bal VM Inter College in Sitapur and Sunny Varma of MPS Intercollege in Gonda were placed third with 94.17% marks.
Rajneesh Shukla of Sarvodaya Intercollege in Fatehpur and Akash Maurya Shri Sai Intercollege, Barabanki, were the joint toppers in Class 12 with 93.2% marks. Ananya Rai, a student of Lourdes Convent Girls Inter College in Ghazipur, got the second rank 92.3%.
The third rank in the intermediate exams was also claimed by two students - Abhishek Kumar of DPS Intercollege in Muradabad and Ajeet Patel of Barabanki’s Shri Sai Intercollege - with 92.2%.
Sharma said 36,56,272 students registered for the high school exams, out of which 30,28,767 appeared and 22,76,445 cleared it. In the intermediate exams, 29,82,996 students registered but 26,04,093 appeared and 18,86,050 were successful.
In the high school exams, girls secured a pass percentage of 78.81 maintaining a lead of 6.54% over boys as 72.27% of them cleared the exam. The pass percentage of girls in the intermediate exams was 78.44 or 11.08% higher than that of boys or 67.36% passed.
The results show 1,849 students, including 1,062 boys and 787 girls, secured 90% and above marks in the high school exams. In intermediate exams, 137 students - 90 boys and 37 girls - scored 90% and above marks.
Out of the 25,856 high school under UP Board, 170, including 98 government schools, eight aided non-government schools besides 64 non-aided schools, secured less than 20% results.
In intermediate exams, out of the 15,990 colleges in the state 167 secured less than 20% results. These include four government schools, 42 aided non-government schools and 121 non-aided schools.
More than 11,27,800 students dropped out of the exams from February 6 to March 12 due to strict anti-copying measures and 1,146 were caught using unfair means. Police lodged 136 complaints against students for indulging unfair means as well as invigilators and centre superintendents for helping them to cheat.
The exams were held in nearly 17,000 centres under closed-circuit television or CCTV cameras for the first time this year and state police’s special task force was also roped in to check copying.
Evaluation of over 5,00,00,000 answer sheets of began on March 17 at 248 centres in the state by around 146,000 teachers under CCTV cameras with personnel of the special task force and Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) keeping a watch in different parts of the state.