Mohali : Students of Ludhiana have made a clean sweep in Class X results declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) today by bagging nine of the first 10 positions. In the merit list of 403 students released by the board, students from Ludhiana have bagged 169 positions. Of these 75 per cent are girls. Leading the pack, Shilpa Garg and Pooja, both students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, have bagged the first and third positions by securing 94.63 per cent and 94 per cent marks, respectively. Ankit Luthra of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, has secured the second position.
The chairman of the PSEB, Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon, said in the merit list of 403 students, 300 were girls. While girls have done well this year, the overall pass percentage is 81.33 per cent for regular students and 70.41 per cent for private students. Of the total 3,60,310 students who appeared in the exams, only 2,80,851 could clear it. The overall pass percentage of regular students has dropped by 7 per cent. For private students, the pass percentage has also dropped by 7.23 per cent --- from 74.07 per cent (2009) to 66.84 per cent (2010).
Giving the state-level statistics, Dhillon said Barnala followed Ludhiana with 43 students on the merit list. Ferozepur, Gurdaspur and Sangrur have been placed at third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
The overall pass percentage of girls is 83.11 per cent and for boys it is 78.19 per cent. The pass percentage for English, maths and science is 78.72 per cent, 74.21 per cent and 92.90 per cent, respectively. The chairman said there were 400 cases of result late (RL).
The result gazette will be available on the board’s website after 6 am tomorrow. The detailed result, merit list and pass percentage of candidates can be obtained from the website www.pseb.ac.in.