Allahabad: Keeping their flag aloft, girls outperformed their male counterparts in Uttar Pradesh intermediate examinations, results for which were announced on Monday. More than 90 per cent of the girls scored a pass percentage in the Intermediate exams.

Director, Secondary Education, Sanjay Mohan while announcing the results said, “19.84 lakh students had appeared in the exams this year and the overall pass percentage stood at 80.14 per cent.”

The pass percentage was 0.40 per cent less than the previous year, largely due to the decline in the performance of boys, whose pass percentage stood at a modest 70.53 per cent.

On the other hand, the performance of the girls was even better than the last year as they registered a pass percentage of 90.76 per cent, which was an improvement of 1.14 per cent.

Though 9.4 lakh girls and 10.4 lakh boy's appeared in the exams this year, 8.5 lakh girls scored pass marks as compared to the 7.3 lakh boys.

Qualitative improvement

However, the Director, Secondary Education, asserted that there was a "qualitative improvement" in terms of the overall results as the total percentage of those getting first-division went up by 2.54 per cent.

Chhatrapati, Shahuji, Maharajnagar districts put up the most impressive performance with a pass percentage of 91.93 per cent followed closely by Maharajganj (91.78) and Ambedkarnagar (91.24).

Firozabad stood at the bottom with a pass percentage of just 38.20 per cent.