Surat: The story in Surat was no different from that of Ahmedabad as girls outshone boys in both the science and general streams of the CBSE Class 12 results that were declared on Monday. Also, toppers in both belonged to the same school.
In the general stream, Shitiza Jain of the SD Jain Modern School topped the city by securing 97.4%. She was followed by classmate Priyanka Kishani, who came second with 96.6%. Bhavyadeep Mantri from Swaminarayan School stood third with 96%.
Trisha Gupta of SD Jain Modern School topped city in science. She secured 96.8%. Pujan Patel of Kendriya Vidyalaya came second with 96.4% while Shruti Biyani of Essar International School stood third with 96.2%.
A majority of science students wants to pursue engineering, while those in the general stream want to pursue a career in mass communications, architecture, CA and CS.
City girls who appeared for CBSE Class XII examinations followed the national trend where 87% of all girls passed the test compared to 77% of all boys. A few of the successful students said.