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Students from Dharamshala TCV playing music instrutments. Photo: TPIDharamshala: Results released last Friday have shown that female students in Tibetan schools have gained higher marks then their male counterparts in all three subject areas of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE). The exams, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, took place between March and April this year.

The percentage pass rate of Tibetan students however somewhat disappointingly dropped from last year's score of 92.99%, to an average of 86.48%. Of this average, male students achieved a pass rate of 86.59%, whilst female students gained an 86.39% score.

Top achieving students were: Monika Chauhan of CST Herbertpur, who scored 91.4% in Science; Pema Dolkar of TCV Gopalpur who scored 89.6% in Arts; Tenzin Choedon of TCV SOS Bylakuppe who achieved 90.6% in Commerce and Tenzin Sangmo of CST Mundgod achieving 87.8% in vocational studies.

Out of the total of 1337 pupils attending 14 Tibetan schools across India, 1280 were registered as participants of the examinations. From this number, a total of 1107 students passed successfully, 39 failed and 57 were absent for the exams.

The following rankings reflect the 14 school results: TCV Gopalpur (100%), CST Mundgod (98.73%), CST Kalimpong (97.06%), TCV-SOS Bylakuppe (95.91%), TNMF, Clement town (95.24%), THF, Mussoorie (84.62%), CST Dalhousie (84.00%), TCV, Upper Dharamsala (81.19%), CST Paonta (79.41%), CST Bylakuppe (78.05%), CST Darjeeling (74.24%), CST Herbertpur (67.65%), CST Mussoorie (65.82%) and CST Shimla (64.71%).

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