Girls have once again outperformed boys in this year's ICSE Class X and ISC Class XII examinations, the results for which were announced on Saturday. In all, 99.15 per cent girls and 98.19 per cent boys passed the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) exam, while 98.35 per cent girls and 96.36 per cent boys passed the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exam.
Madhavi Singh of Carmel School, Dhanbad, and Shalaka Kulkarni of Sulochana Devi Singhania School in Thane jointly topped the Class X exam, scoring 98.80 per cent marks.
Rohan Sampat of Dubai Model High School stood first in the Class XII exam, scoring 99.50 per cent marks.
A total of 132,282 students appeared in the Class X exam this year, while 59,356 candidates appeared in the Class XII exam.
Giving region-wise analysis of the pass percentage, Chief Executive & Secretary of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations which conducted the exams, Gerry Arathoon said the Southern region posted the best percentage in both Class XII and Class X results.
He said the pass percentage in Class XII in the Southern region was 99.35, while in Class X the pass percentage stood at 99.76 per cent.
While Madhavi Singh of Carmel School, Dhanbad, and Shalaka Kulkarni of Sulochana Devi Singhania School in Thane jointly topped the Class X exam, the second position was secured by 11 candidates and the third position by 23 students.
Kalyani Vishnu from Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram, stood second in the Class XII exam with 99.25 per cent and Rhine Samajdar of Calcutta Boys School stood third securing 99 per cent.
This is the first time that the Class XII topper was from outside the country.
In the National Capital Region, the pass percentage among the girls in Class X exam was 99.49 and among the boys 99.10 per cent.
Similarly, the pass percentage among girls in Class XII was 98.65 and among boys 98.52 per cent. - PTI