Dharamshala, June 10, 2020.

Himachal Board of School Education declared the result of Class X on Tuesday. While 1,04,323 candidates appeared in the exam, 70,571 passed and 5,617 got compartment. The overall pass percentage stood at 68.11%, an increase of 7.32% than the previous year’s 60.79%. Board chairman Suresh Kumar Soni said the evaluation process was delayed due to lockdown imposed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, girls have outshone boys once again. “Thirty-seven students made it to the top-10 list, out of which 23 are girls. The pass percentage of girls was 71.5% while it was 64.9% among boys,” Soni said.

Kumari Tanu of Ishan Public School, Har Samloti, Kangra district, topped the exam with 98.71% marks. The second position was bagged by Kshitiz Sharma of New Gurukul Public School, Gopal Nagar, Hamirpur who scored 98.57%.

Vansh Gupta of Glory Public School, Bilaspur; Shagun Rana of Ishan Public School, Har Samloti, Kangra; and Anisha Sharma of Government High School, Pantehra, Bilsapur were joint third with 98.43% marks. Shreya Sharma of Minerva Senior Secondary School, Ghumarwin bagged the fourth position with 98.29%.

Board had made 45 centres in this state which has 12 districts where examination papers were sent for the evaluation process. Students were awaiting the results from the past three months. They were in the middle of deciding their future streams of studies. Usually results come out by the end of March and in April.

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