Allahabad, Jun 5: Girl candidates in the Uttar Pradesh Board exam have outshone boys in the Class XII results announced today, in which the overall pass percentage stood at 89.40 per cent.
The overall pass percentage improved by 9.26 per cent from last year, with girls registering a handsome success rate of 95.52 per cent against 84.73 per cent of boys. CBSE Class XII results announced on May 28 also saw girls' pass percentage at 86.21 as compared to 75.80 per cent of boys.
Announcing the results, the state's Director for Secondary Education Vasudev Yadav said that about 26.84 lakh candidates had appeared for the exams out of which about 26.07 lakh were declared successful.
Those passing the Intermediate examinations, have also a reason to cheer as the newly-elected Samajwadi Party government has promised to distribute free laptops among them.
Although the pass percentage of the girls was 10.79 per cent higher than that of the boys, the male students' pass percentage rose by an impressive 14.2 per cent while that of the females saw a modest increase of 4.76 per cent, Yadav said.
However, the proportion of those securing a first division fell by 5.12 per cent even as the percentage of those getting second and third division grew respectively by 4.93 per cent and 1.43 per cent, he added.
Students from Bhadohi put up the best performance (96.12 per cent) followed closely by Jaunpur (95.68) and Sitapur (95.68).
The most dismal performance came from Mathura where only 67.05 candidates secured pass marks.
Also, in subjects like English, Hindi, History,Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, more than 90 per cent of the candidates secured pass marks though in Mathematics the success rate was slightly lower at 87.71 per cent.
Candidates can check their results on www.upresults.nic.in