SAS Nagar: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has declared matriculation results on Friday and girls outshined again with clinched first three spots.

According to the results announced, Gagandeep kaur Daughter of Gursewak Singh of Sant Mohan Das Senior Secondary School Kot Sukhiyan, District Faridkot secured the first position with perfect 650 marks out of 650.

Similarly, Navjot Daughter of Mr Vijay of Sant Mohan Das Senior Secondary School Kot Sukhiyan District Faridkot secured the second position with 648 marks and Harmandeep kaur of Govt High School Mandali district Mansa clinched 3rd position with 646 marks.

A spokesman of the department said that this time 2,90,796 students appeared for the examinations, out of which 2,81,905 students have passed. Apart from this, 6171 students have to reappear and the result of 103 students has been delayed.

Divulging details, the spokesperson said that the accumulate pass percentage of girls was 98.46 per cent, while boys overall secured 96.73 percentage. In urban areas, the pass percentage was 96.77 per cent, in rural areas it was 97.94 per cent. Likewise, the passing percentage in government schools was 97.76 per cent, and Non Govt Schools recorded 97.00 per cent.

Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains has congratulated the students, teachers and their parents for the good results. He said that government schools showed their strength again with outperformed private ones.

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