Bilaspur: Once again, girls in Chhattisgarh, outshone boys in the class XII examination conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE).

According to the results announced by School Education Minister Kedar Kashyap on Thursday, the percentage of girls who have passed the exam stood at 75.83 percent, four percent over that of boys at 71.19 percent.

A total of 2,77,114 students appeared in the board examination out of which 1,43,561 were boys and 1,33,553 were girls.

The first position was secured by Shubham Bakshi of Saraswati Shishu Mandir Bilaspur who got 97.60 percent. It was followed by Sudhanshu Tiwari of Career Point World School in Bilaspur and Rantidev Rathore of Saraswati Shishu Mandir Higher Secondary School Janjgir-Champa district who stood second with the score of 97 percent.

Three students with 95.80 percent took the third position. They are Shreya Shukla of JR Dani Government Girls Higher Secondary School Raipur, Ayush Pandey of Saraswati Shishu Mandir Raipur and Gaurav Dewangan Government Higher Secondary School Bastar.