Allahabad: Girls outperformed boys in Uttar Pradesh in high school and intermediate examinations as the results for class 10 and class 12 were declared here today.
Addressing a press conference on the occasion, Director, Secondary Education and Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, Avadh Naresh Sharma disclosed that about 30.6 lakh candidates had appeared in the high school (Class 10) examinations conducted this year between February 19 and March 11 out of whom approximately 25.6 lakh secured passing marks.
For intermediate (Class 12) examinations, held between February 19 and March 23 wherein about 27.6 lakh candidates had appeared and approximately 24.6 lakh had secured passing marks.
In figures that may be indicative of erosion in the credibility of the UP Board, the number of candidates who appeared for the high school examinations this year was 2.7 lakh less than the previous year while for intermediate examinations the number declined by 2.8 lakh.
The pass percentage for both high school (83.74) and intermediate (88.83) this year was lowest since 2011.
The number of candidates, both boys as well as girls, who appeared for high school or intermediate examinations this year was also significantly lower than last year.
The pass percentage for girls this year stood at 88.34 for high school and 92.16 for intermediate.
However, this marked a drop of 2.97 per cent for high school and 3.38 per cent for intermediate when compared with the results of the previous year.
Boys too recorded a drop in pass percentage for both high school and intermediate. Their high school pass percentage (79.73) was 2.97 per cent lower than the previous year while for Intermediate their success rate (85.91) saw a drop of 3.9 per cent.