Boys continue to outshine girls in Matric exam

Bhubaneswar: It is usually the fairer sex who dominates boys in the examinations conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Board of Secondary Education (BSE). But the boys, for the second consecutive year have put a brake on the momentum to outshine the girls with a pass percentage of 78 in Matric examination.   
According to statistics released by the BSE, which on Tuesday declared results of this year’s High School Certificate (HSC) examination, pass percentage of boys stands at 78.07 compared to 74.02 for girls.
In 2012, the boys had also maintained 73.17 pass percentage while the figure was 68.55 for girls. 
Interestingly, the male matriculation aspirants in SC/ST category too have written a similar script.  
While this year pass percentage of regular boys in SC category stands at 71.38, girls have recorded 64.18%, official figures show. Similarly for ST boys, the figure is 71.66% while for girls the pass percentage is 68.02.
Last year the success rate of SC boys was 65.35% while girls had scored 57.57%. In the same year, ST boys had scripted the success rate with 65.36% compared to 60.79% for the girls.
The statistics has further revealed that 11,190 SC candidates have passed in first division this year compared to 9933 SC aspirants while the figure was 6170 and 4223 last year, respectively.
Notably, as many as 91353  SC candidates had appeared in the examination this year in regular category against 90205 ST aspirants.