The much-awaited Class 12th results of the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education have been declared, registering an overall pass percentage of 75 percent. A total of 53,159 students took the exam and 40,119 students successfully qualified the examinations, registering an overall pass percentage of 75.46 percent.
An interesting aspect of the exam results is that the girls have fared better, as compared to the boys. As per official data, 28,800 boys took the exam, out of which 21,586 passed the exam, registering a pass percentage of 74.95 percent. In comparison, the total number of girls who took the exam stood at 24,359, out of which 18,533 girls passed the exams, registering an overall pass percentage of 76.08 percent. However, since the two data sets are not equal, the percentage may not be an adequate measure for comparison.
A total of 13,155 students have received distinction (percentage marks above 75 percent); out of which 6,849 are boys and 6,306 girls.
It may be recalled that examinations for Class 12th were delayed last year due to unrest in the Valley. The unrest had occurred after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on July 7, 2016. After being held back for several months, the exams were finally conducted in November last year.