Girls have outshone boys in the Class 12 exam of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, the results of which were declared on Sunday, an official said. Releasing the results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (Class 12), Board Chairman Bhagirath Shetye told reporters that 17,511 students had taken the examination of which 14,884 passed, registering a passing percentage of nearly 85. Compared to last year, he said, the passing percentage has dropped by about ten points. "The 2023 HSSC examination had seen 95.46 per cent of the students clearing it," he said. Shetye said 81.59 per cent of male students and 88.06 per cent of girls have passed the exam. "In the Arts stream, 86.33 per cent of students have passed, Commerce 90.78 per cent, Science 82.41 per cent and Vocational 76.45 per cent," he said.