Girls scored over boys in the Intermediate arts and commerce streams examinations. The results were announced by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Rajmani Prasad Singh here on Monday.
Of the 19 students who figured on the top-10 list in arts stream, 16 are girls and three boys. Sandeep Kumar Chaubey from H S V College in East Champaran secured 86% marks to top the list. Pankaj Kumar from B R B College, Samastipur, got 82.6% to finish the last on the top-10 list in the stream.
The same pattern followed in the commerce stream in which eight girls and seven boys figured on the top-10 list. Prashant Sinha from Gaya College topped the list with 82.8% marks. The last on the list is Raju Singh from the same college with 78.4% marks.
Among the girls, Rita Kumari from V R College in Vaishali district was the topper with 85.6% in the arts stream, while Moushmi Kumari from Gaya College, with 80.6% marks, topped among the girls in the commerce stream.
Over 3.89 lakh students, including 1.61 lakh boys and 2.28 lakh girls, had filled the forms for the examinations in the arts stream, but only 3.54 lakh appeared at the exams. While 90.96% of the candidates were successful, 1.50 lakh students (38.58% of the total) secured first division and 1.83 lakh students (47.23%) passed out in second division. Against over 2.10 lakh (50.05%) successful girls, the number of successful boys is over 1.43 lakh (36.92%).
In commerce, 69,418 students, including 55,496 boys and 13,922 girls, appeared at the examinations. Of them, 18,192 secured first division and 41,476 second division. About 91.91% students of commerce stream passed the examinations.
In the vocational courses, 2,070 students appeared at the Intermediate examinations. Of them, 1,694 passed in first division and 369 in second division. The success rate in this stream was 92.37%.
When pointed out that 13 students from V R College in Vaishali alone figured on the top-10 list in arts stream, the BSEB chairman said, "The fact is as much before you as it is before me. If there is anything more to it, nothing can be done at this stage. This aspect, like how it happens, would be taken care of in the next year's examinations."
Source: Times of India