Jammu and Kashmir girls excelled boys in the class 10th examinations, securing 70 percent of the first 20 ranks.
269 students made it to the first 20 positions out of which 186 were girls. The first 10 positions were acquired by 55 girls out of a sum of 68 students.
Kauser Jan, a student of Iqbal Memorial School (IMI), Bemina was declared the topper with a whopping score of 99 percent with the second position being shared by three students scoring 98.8 percent.
Around 31,130 students (70.58 percent) passed the examination. 26,511 boys and 22,847 girls passed out of the total 49,358 students enrolled with the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education.
Though the girls made the cut, the pass percentage of boys this year too remained high with 73.82 percent.