CBSE 12 Results 2019: Girls outshine boys, once again

first_imgThe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced the results for Class 12 examination and once again girls outshined boys. Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar, both in Uttar Pradesh, emerged as the country toppers, with a brilliant 499 out of 500.In an exclusive conversation with India Today TV, DPS Ghaziabad’s Hansika Shukla said that she was an extremely lazy student who used to work smart but never expected that she would be the all-India topper. Hansika, a humanities student, scored a perfect 100 in political science, history, psychology and vocal music, while an outstanding 99 in English. Hansika said that she has an interest in foreign affairs and would like to join civil services someday. Right now, the young girl is looking forward to pursuing psychology honours from Shri Ram College of Commerce.Hansika is a sports enthusiast who is fond of badminton and is inspired by ace shuttler PV Sindhu. This year, girls performed better than boys by a whopping 9 per cent.The pass percentage for girls stood at 88.7 per cent, while that for boys stood at 79.4 per cent. With a score of 498 out of 500, the all-India second position was shared by three girls, followed by 18 students at the third position. These 18 include Vasant Valley’s Veeraj Jindal who made the boys proud with an outstanding 497 out of 500.Despite hailing from a commerce background, Veeraj never failed to focus on extracurricular activities. “Though the pressure wasn’t stiff, I’d advice all the Class 12 board aspirants not to take it lightly. However, you need to balance out by indulging into extracurricular activities. I enjoyed drumming and it helped me a lot,” said Veeraj, who plans to pursue economics honours abroad.advertisementVasant Valley’s Serina Bhullar, too, made the school proud with a brilliant score of 496/500. A humanities student, Serina desires to pursue a course in designing at a university in New York as she has already been awarded a scholarship. Serina’s mother Simran Bhullar said that she feared the results as in India students tend to lose a seat just for half a mark. Institute-wise performances had central government-run Kendriya Vidyalaya record the success rate of 98.5 4%, followed by the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya chain of schools with a 96.6% success rate.ALSO WATCH | Good news: Girls outshine boys in Class 12th CBSE resultslast_img read more

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