The pass percentage in the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations in the State has been 99.67 per cent and 100 per cent respectively.
The results of both the examinations, conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), were declared on Tuesday. In Tamil Nadu, a total of 1,503 students from 46 schools across Tamil Nadu appeared for the ICSE examination, while 410 students from 16 schools took the ISC examination.
According to Gerry Arathoon, additional secretary and officiating chief executive and secretary, CISCE, the southern region has done well both in ICSE and ISC. In ICSE, the southern region scored a pass percentage of 99.72 percent. This was followed by western region (99.63 per cent), eastern region (98.70 per cent) and northern region (97.76 per cent).
Students in the city got to know of their results from the website and communicated it to their teachers and friends over phone and through social networking sites.
A couple of schools that follow the ICSE board said they are yet to tabulate the scores, but students were quick to compare their scores with other schools.
Mahita Singh, an ISC student of Sishya who scored 96.8, plans to pursue a course in engineering. Abhijit Singh, an ICSE student from Sishya who scored 95.85 per cent, said he paid attention to every class test given in school. “It is important not to leave out chapters,” he said.