Girls outshine boys in Maharashtra Board class XII exams

Pune: Girls outperformed boys in the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education class XII examinations, the results of which were declared today.

The overall pass percentage in Maharashtra stood at 89.50. The passing percentage for girls was 93.20, compared to 86.65 of boys, a senior official said.

The results for all the nine divisions – Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Latur and Konkan – were simultaneously declared.

14,29,478 students appeared for the exam this year and of them 12,79,406 passed, he said.

Konkan division scored highest passing percentage with 95.20 whereas Mumbai was lowest with 88.21, the official added.