Mohali: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Tuesday (May 24, 2016) declared PSEB 10th Class result in which girls outperformed boys.
Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson of the board, said the top positions were bagged by the girls and their pass percentage was 78.30 per cent while pass percentage of boys was 67.43 per cent.
The result of the board this year stood at 72.25 percent which was better by 7.5 percent than previous year which was 65.77 percent, she said.
The cut out list of merit stopped at 96.18 percent.
Among subjects, Punjabi got the top billing with pass percentage remaining at 94.98 percent.
The board again prepared separate sportspersons and academic merit lists, she said.
In academic merit lists, Simrandeep Kaur of BGSUS senior secondary school, Khadoor Sahib, Tarn Taran, stood first with 99.08 percent marks followed by Simranjit Kaur of Prabhakar Senior Secondary School, Bhalla Colony, Chheharta in Amritsar, securing second position with 98.92 percent and Arsh Malhotra of Shivalik Model School, Jagraon of Ludhiana stood third with 98.77 percent marks.
In Sportspersons merit, Tanisha Sharma and Pushwinder Kaur of BCM senior secondary school, jamalpur colony, Ludhiana stood first jointly with 100 percent marks each.
Dhaliwal said the pass percentage of rural area students was 72.66 percent and that of urban area students was 71.46 percent.
(With PTI inputs)