Lucknow: In an impressive academic performance, three Muslim students, including two girls, have figured in the list of the top 15 students who successfully cracked the 2015 UP board class 12 or intermediate exam results of which were declared Sunday.
About 2.7 million students had appeared for the Class 12 or Intermediate exams held in February-March 2015 and conducted by one of the largest education boards in the world.
The three Muslim students who figured in the list of top scorers are: M. Kashif Ansari of Lucknow Public College (4th rank with 96.60%), Gulafshan Bano (13th rank with 96.42%) of Mayadevi ISC Nagar and Afreen Bano of Sardar Patel Girls Inter College (14th rank with 96.40%).
Jyoti Rathor, Mansi Jaysawal and Sneha have respectively held the top three positions.
Overall, the pass percent of the UP board stood at 88.83% - among them 92.16% are girls whereas 85.91% students who passed the 2015 class 12 exams are boys. The overall pass percentage is a drop of 3.38 per cent from the previous year.
The Uttar Pradesh Board was set up in the year 1921 at Allahabad by an act of United Provinces Legislative Council. It conducted its first examination in 1923.
The Board is one in India which, from the very start, had adopted 10+2 system of examination.