Girls swept the top positions in all streams as 75 percent of the 72,000 candidates passed the 12th class examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) in Kashmir valley last November.
According to the gazette notification issued by the BOSE, girls took the first position in Science, Commerce, and Home Science streams.
Arusa Parvaiz, a student of Kashmir Harvard School in Srinagar, bagged the first position in the Science stream as well as overall, scoring 499 marks out of 500.
In the Science stream, 238 students shared the top 10 positions and had scored marks in excess of 98 percent.
Tabinda Jan, also from Kashmir Harvard, bagged the first position in Commerce stream with 497 marks. There were 33 students sharing the top 10 positions in Commerce stream.
Adeeba Muzammil of Government Girls Higher Secondary Kothibagh bagged the first position in the Arts stream with 496 marks.
In-Home Science stream, Sahila Nabi bagged the first position with 495 marks.
Out of 72,180 candidates, 54,075 were declared successful which included 23,573 who had scored more than 75 percent marks.