Srinagar: As the world is observing International Women’s Day on Monday, girls in Kashmir dominated top positions in all four streams as over 80 per cent of students passed the Annual Regular 2020 examination, the results of which were declared by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education early morning.
46987 out of 58397 students who appeared in the examination have been declared successful.
The students who appeared in the examinations included 30960 boys and 27437 girls. Of these, 24291 boys and 22696 girls passed the examinations with an overall pass percentage of 80.46%.
155 students have secured top ten positions in all fours streams — Science, Commerce, Arts and Home Science. Of them, 125 have been bagged by girls and 30 by boys.
The first 10 positions in the Science stream were shared by 124 students — 94 girls and 30 boys — while in Commerce, the first 10 positions were shared by 23 students, including 17 girls and six boys.
21 students — all of them girls — shared the first 10 positions in the Arts stream. In the Home Science, 10 girls shared the first 10 positions, officials said.
In the science stream, four students bagged the first position by securing 100 per cent marks out of 500. They include Amal Sayeed, daughter of Mohammad Sayeed Mir, of CANDID Higher Secondary School Nowgam; Hafsa Malik, daughter of Ali Mohammad Malik, of Iqbal Memorial Institute (Girls Wing) Hr. Sec. School Bemina; Ishrat Muzafar, daughter of Mohmmed Muzafar Malik, of Kashmir Harvard HSS Habak Naseem Bagh Srinagar; and Zainab Quadri, daughter of Abdul Majid Quadri, of Salfia Muslim Institute Parray Pora Srinagar.
Nine students — six of them girls and 3 of them boys — got the second position with 498 (99.6%) marks while six students got 497 marks (99.4%) to grab the third position in the Science stream with five of them were girls.
In Commerce stream, Zeenat Fayaz, daughter of Fayaz Ahmad Dar, of Government Girls Hr. Sec. School Nawa Kadal Srinagar, bagged the first position by securing 493 marks (98.6%) while two students bagged the second (98%) and third (97.6%) positions respectively.
In Home Science, Sabeera Rashid, daughter of Hafiz Abdul Rashid of, Govt Girls Hr. Sec. School Kothibagh, got 490 (98.0%) marks to grab the first position while those at the second and third position scored 483 and 482 marks respectively.
In Arts Stream, Khushboo Nazir, daughter of Nazir Ahmad Dar, of Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School Bijbehara, scored the first position by getting 100% marks. The second position holder got 497 marks while three students scored the third position with 495 marks.
Of the total students, 23207 got a distinction, while 17666, 5670 and 443 secured the first, second and third divisions respectively. (GNS)