SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education on Tuesday declared the class 10 results in Kashmir region with the pass percentage of 62.94. Atleast 69,056 students had appeared in the examinations conducted in November-December 2017. A JKBOSE official said that 43,464 qualified the examinations with the total pass percentage of 62.94. While 25,542 candidates failed in exams and 3,998 reappeared. Out of 35,997 boys appeared in exams, 22797 qualified with pass percentage of 63.33. About 13,164 boys failed in exams, and 2072 were declared ‘reappear’. While out of 33,059 girls, 20,667 qualified, 12378 failed, and 1926 were declared ‘reappear’. The overall pass percentage of girls is 62.52. The candidates of government schools again performed poorly in examinations. Out of 38,944 candidates of government schools, who appeared in exams, 18,186 managed to qualify. While the pass percentage of private schools is 83.39 percent. Out of 30312 candidates of private schools, 25278 qualified the examinations. Atleast 3737 have got AI grade while 5848 managed A2 grade. 6541, 7716, 8607, 6308, and 699 candidates have managed B1, B2, C1, C2, and D grade, respectively. Atleast 70.85 percent candidates’ qualified English subject, while the percentage of candidates qualified Mathematics is 68 percent. 338 candidates had appeared in Hindi subject and 87 percent qualified. 75.50 percent candidates have qualified Urdu subject. In Science subject, the pass percentage is 72.50 while in Social Science 63.30 percent. In additional subjects, Arabic, Kashmiri, Computer Sciences, IT and ITES, Retail, Travel and Tourism, and Healthcare have pass percentage 94, 41, 90, 73, 56, 70, 80.57 percent, respectively. Chairperson JKBOSE, Veena Pandita, said they declared results within a month’s time. “The exams concluded on December 10 and were announced today,” Pandita told The Kashmir Monitor. She said that Board did not announce toppers of the exams. “We have adopted grading system since last year. The grading system has been adopted across India so that students till 10th class do not face any mental pressure due to competition. Students are given marks but we don’t declare the toppers,” she said. Pandita expressed her satisfaction over the pass percentage of government schools. “Government schools performed well this year as compared to previous years. The pass percentage of government schools have gone up this year,” she added. Meanwhile, the JKBOSE said that applications for the next examination, along with the prescribed fees, must be submitted within 15 days of the declaration of this result. “Permission-cum-admission form should have photograph duly pasted on it and must be submitted along with eligibility certificate,” the JKBOSE said.