Allahabad, May 30: A girl from Gorakhpur topped while other students from Kanpur and Lucknow shared the honours in the merit list of Uttar Pradesh Board High School (Standard X) results, announced today.
The results saw a remarkable dip this year with only 40.07 per cent students passing the exams, UP Education Director (secondary) and chairman of 'Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad' Mohan Tripathi said, while declaring the results at a press conference here. In the merit list, Haripriya Pandey of Karmal Girls Inter College (Gorakhpur) stood first with 88 per cent marks, while Anjali Verma of Lucknow Public Inter College scored 87.50 per cent.
Partibha Verma of Ramranji M B M Inter college (Sultanpur) and Reeta Singh of of R S Y S Inter College, Barabanki occupied third position with 87.16 per cent.
Seven students of Kanpur and three of Lucknow managed to name themselves in the merit list.
A total of 28,41,891 students, comprising 27,23,563 (institutional) and 1,18,418 (personnel) examinees were registered, of whom 2,57,1935 appreared for the examination. The figure included 2,47,2887 (institutional) and 99,048 (personnel), Mr Tripathi informed.
Among them, total of 10,30,490 students, comprising 10,00,376 (institutional) and 30,114 (personnel) passed the examination.
Altogether 25,71,935 students, including 14,60,648 boys and 11,11,287 girls had appeared, but only 4,59,872 boys and 5,70,618 succeeded in clearing the examination, the state education director stated.
Pass per centage for boys and girls was 31.48 and 51.35 respectively, Mr Tripathi added.
In 2007, the total result had been 74.41 per cent and there has been a remarkable dip this year with pass percentage of institutional boys and girl students recorded as 31.82 and 51.62 per cent, against the last year's result of 72.19 and 79.79 per cent respectively.
Last year, total 62.87 per cent students had appeared in the examination, while this year the figure was only 30.40 per cent.