Girls outshine boys in Uttar Pradesh class 12 exams (Lead)

May 25th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin  

Allahabad, May 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Higher Secondary Board Sunday declared its class 12 results. The girls outshone the boys in the exam results overall but failed to find a place among the 10 toppers. Uttar Pradesh Higher Secondary Board director K.M. Tripathi told reporters: “The total pass percentage of girls in the Class 12 exams is 80.8, while that of boys is 54.26 percent.”

The overall pass percentage in the examinations was 65.05, he added.

This year, 1,704,660 candidates sat for the the state board exams, out of which 1,108,869 candidates passed.

Sandeep Singh, a student of Lucknow Public Inter College (LPIC), topped the exams by securing 92 percent.

Anurag Katiyar, a student of BSND college, Kanpur bagged the second position by securing 91.2 percent.

The third position was shared by Subhanshu Gautam of LPIC and Sparsh Singhal of BSND, Kanpur. Both secured 90.2 percent.

Students from Lucknow and Kanpur dominated the top 10 positions.

The exam toppers echoed similar aspirations and hope to join the civil services in future.

“I want to become an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer. As a civil servant, I can contribute directly to the country’s growth and development,” said an elated Singh.

He added that the civil services provides the maximum scope to serve society. “No other job provides the freedom and the authority to serve the masses.”

Gautam, who secured third position in the merit list, said: “In the wake of the rampant corruption in government departments, we need honest civil servants who can revive the lost glory of our country.”

“I wish after becoming an IAS, I could work in the education sector for its betterment. I aim to promote literacy in far flung areas and villages,” he added.

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