Panaji, May 19: Girls outsmarted boys in the Higher Secondary School Examination results announced today by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary School Education (GBSHSSE).
Overall 77.17 per cent students cleared the Class XII examination held in March-April. Of these, 79.16 per cent were girls and 74.90 per cent boys.
In all, 12,683 students appeared for the examination of which 9,787 passed.
The current year's results witnessed a drop from last year, when the passing percentage was 82.52.
GBSHSE Chairman Mervin D'souza said the board will analyse reasons behind the decline in the pass percentage.
He said the final results are the outcome of marks and grades received by students during the year.
For the first time, the results announced today did not specify whether the students had received distinction or any other class.
"It simply labels them as pass. The students can get the details on the mark-sheet," he said.
The board has decided to do away with the marks system from the next academic year and instead adopt grading system.
The results announced on Wednesday, May 19 have 66.69 percent students passing in Arts, 79.28 percent in Commerce, 74.60 percent in Science and 87.59 percent in Vocational stream.
Four schools each have scored 100 per cent results in Commerce and Vocational streams, D'Souza said.