Chandigarh: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has today on announced the results of Class 12.
Ludhiana’s Puja Joshi from Teja Swantantra Senior Secondary School has topped the exam by scoring 98 per cent while Prachi Gaur (from Ludhiana) who opted for sports scored 100 per cent marks. This year too, girls have outperformed the boys by scoring 78.25 pass percent.
Vivek Joshi from Teja Swantantra Senior Secondary School has secured the second rank with 97.55 per cent while Jasnoor Kaur from Dashmesh Public School for girls, Muktsar has secured the third position.
Overall, 3,00,417 students appeared for the Class 12 or senior secondary exams of which 1,98,199 have passed. The pass percentage is 68.42 per cent for regular category candidates while for the Open School is 40.07 per cent.
Stream-wise, as many as 31,364 students have appeared for the exam from Commerce stream with 26,643 have passed the PSEB exams taking pass percentage to 84.95 while in the Humanities, 21,2945 registered for the exam of which 1,38,643 have successfully cleared the 12th exam.
The pass percentage for Class 12 stands at 65.11 per cent. In the science stream, the pass percentage is at 58.79 with only 32,907 students, out of 55976 have qualified the exams. Among the mixed group, 132 students registered with only 6 passing out.
Candidates can check their scores at http://www.pseb.ac.in. The exams for Class 12 commenced from February 28 and concluded on March 24. Class 10 results date is, however, not released yet. This year for the first time the board had abolished the “marks moderation system”, under which grace marks were allotted to students to improve their final score, resulting in a higher pass percentage.
Among districts, Muktsar has topped with 79.64 per cent.