Pune to Dehradun: Girls top ICSE exams

Results Southern region fares best,says Board chief; in Delhi-NCR,ICSE topper scores 97.5%,two jointly top ISC with 98.75%

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 18, 2013 1:54 am

Results Southern region fares best,says Board chief; in Delhi-NCR,ICSE topper scores 97.5%,two jointly top ISC with 98.75%

Staying consistent with the norm,girls have outperformed boys in the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) examinations,the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination said as it announced the results for the two classes on Friday.

More than 1.4 lakh students took the CISCE Class X exam and 64,043 students sat for the Class XII examinations in 2,590 schools across the country.

Girls not only fared better than the boys in the written examination,but even their pass percentage was better than that for the boys. In India,the pass percentage for girls was recorded at 98.78 per cent while that for boys was 97.73 per cent in Class X. In Class XII the pass percentage was 96.66 per cent and 93.33 per cent for girls and boys respectively.

Students of Class X,studying in CISCE schools abroad,scored cent per cent marks and 98.31 per cent of the board’s Class XII students abroad have passed the ISC examination.

Three girls from Maharashtra topped the ICSE exam,sharing the same percentage. Anika Aggarwal,and Simran Khanuja of St Mary’s School,Pune,and Manasi Arora from Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School,Mumbai,scored 98.4 per cent. Bhuvaniya Vijay from St Joseph’s Academy,Dehradun,topped the ISC exam with 99 per cent marks.

The ICSE examination was conducted in 64 written languages while the ISC examination was conducted in 50 written languages.

CISCE Chief Executive Gerry Arathoon said the Southern region had fared the best in the country with a pass percentage of 99.66 per cent for Class X and 98.28 per cent for Class XII.

In Delhi-NCR 2,400 candidates appeared for the Class X exam and 996 candidates for Class XII exam. At 99.63 per cent,girls beat boys in terms of pass percentage in the capital as well.

SC and ST candidates in Delhi also secured a 100 per cent pass percentage. Among the special cases,736 dyslexic candidates took the two exams and 32 of them scored above 90 per cent.

Shivanshu Chaudhary from Holy Angel’s School,Sahibabad,topped the Class X exams for Delhi-NCR,scoring 97.5 per cent. The first position for Class XII was shared by Shivali Malhotra and Bhavya Kulshreshtha of Shri Ram School,Aravali,both of whom scored 98.75 per cent.

Always ranked second,Holy Angel’s student finally makes it to the top

Sixteen-year-old Shivanshu Chaudhary,from Holy Angel’s School,Sahibabad,has always been fascinated by supercars on television. “When I was in Class VI,I would spend hours just watching television and not study so much. Maybe that is why I always ranked number two,” he said.

Four years later,he told himself that “the battle must be won” and topped the ICSE examinations with 97.5 per cent. His scored 100 in computers,99 in Mathematics,98 in social science and 92 in English.

Son of a scientific officer at MHRD,Shivanshu wants to become an automobile engineer. “I want to go to IIT ,” he said.

He said during the exams he studied for about eight hours a day and played cricket. His school principal Father Binoy said. “He has always been good at both academics and extra-curricular activities.”

He said he has been flooded with calls of congratulations since the results were declared.

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