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Girls outperform boys once again in UP Board exams
Girls have outperformed boys once again in Uttar Pradesh in high school and intermediate examinations as the results for class 10th and 12th were declared yesterday. The pass percentage for the High School result was 87.66 per cent while that for Intermediate was 87.99 per cent.

Saumya Patel of Rae Bareli topped the High School examination with 98.67 per cent, while Sakshi Verma of Barabanki topped the Intermediate examination with 98.20 per cent. Not only the first rank but the first five ranks were occupied by the girls.

The class 10th topper Saumya is a daughter of a Rae Bareli-based farmer Ramesh Chandra Chaudhary. She wants to become an IAS officer and her inspiration is UPSC topper Tina Dabi. "Every student has his or her own dream. I wish to become an IAS officer. I had read the story of Tina Dabi, who topped UPSC and it has inspired me a lot. There are lot of issues that farmers face and it is my dream to be able to find solutions to those problems by becoming an IAS officer," said Saumya.

The pass percentage of girls in High School is 2.77 per cent higher than last year while in Intermediate it's 0.32 per cent. The pass percentage of boys for High School was remarkable this year with an impressive 5.09 per cent increase, however, their performance in Intermediate suffered a drop of 1.56 per cent.

Amar Nath Verma, Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, disclosed that about 32.6 lakh students had appeared for Class 10 exams while 29.2 lakh candidates wrote their papers for Class 12.

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