Sikkim: Girls outshine boys in CBSE exam

The overall  pass percentage recorded this year is 76.98%. In 2018, the percentage was 76.58%. The pass percentage of girls has been  recorded 45.19% while that of boys is 31.79%. 

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Courtesy: Sikkim Express

Gangtok, May 3: In Sikkim, girls has outshone boys in class XII board examinations held by the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE). 
The result was announced on Thursday by the board. 
According to data provided by state HRD Department, the total number of students who appeared for the board examination this year was 7838 out of which 3455 were boys and 4383 were girls. There are 82 Senior Secondary schools in Sikkim. The exam was held in the month of March. 
The data reveals 593 failed in the examination while 1052 got compartment. 

Courtesy: HRDD, Sikkim


The overall  pass percentage recorded this year is 76.98%. In 2018, the percentage was 76.58%. The pass percentage of girls has been  recorded 45.19% while that of boys is 31.79%. 

Courtesy: HRDD,Sikkim

Pratiksha Sharma, a student from West Sikkim said, ” The reason for girls doing better than boys in the board examination is because the girls put little more extra effort in studies. This has been a trend in almost all the schools” 

Pratiksha Sharma, a student from West Sikkim said, ” The reason for girls doing better than boys in the board examination is because the girls put little more extra effort in studies. This has been a trend in almost all the schools” 

The pass percentage of the girls in the national average was 88.70 while the boys pegged at 79.40.

” We are happy with the result this year, although the margin of the pass percentage is not much compared to last year but the result can be considered good. We are also compiling the data to find out the school toppers in different disciplines” said the Principal Secretary of HRD, GP Upadhaya.

He also congratulated the students and teachers of different schools. 
” let’s not forget that there are so many teachers who are dedicated and doing their duties sincerely in many government schools. It is because of their effort that the students are performing well in board exams” said Upadhaya. 

He added that even the 176 students who are studying in different public schools in and outside Sikkim under Chief Minister Meritorious Scholarship Scheme has passed the examination with good marks.The scheme provides an admission of the meritorious students in the reputed public schools. The state government takes care of all the expenses such as school, tuition and hostel fees. Presently there are 950 students studying under the scheme in reputed schools. 

” I scored 91% in Commerce and I am very happy that I could complete my schooling from a good school. My father is a farmer and he would never afford to send me to a public school. The Chief Minister Meritorious Scheme proved a blessing for me and my family. I have now decided to pursue my studies further in Delhi University” said Zigmee Gurung, one of the students studying in Scindia School in Gwalior. 

Similarly, Ganga Sharma who scored 94% in Humanities from Scindia Girls while talking with Sikkim Chronicle informed that her father works as a peon in High Court of Sikkim and that she never thought that an opportunity like going to public school would come for her.

” I have also decided to study in Delhi, let me thank my parents and the state government for the life changing opportunity” she added.

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