Mumbai’s Ananya Patwardhan of Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Vile Parle, and Tezan Sahu, St Mary’s ICSE School, Koparkhairne, have secured the top position, an all-India rank of one, in ICSE (Class X) exams, results of which were declared Monday.
This year, Mumbai has a total of seven students who have secured top positions in the all-India ranking of 17 in Class X. The two city students, who secured 99.20 per cent each, were also Maharashtra state toppers this year. Five others from Mumbai also secured an all-India rank of three by scoring 98.80 per cent. They include Tanmay Chopra from Cathedral & John Connon School, Fort, Anisha Shah from J B Petit School, Fort, Anish Dixit from Gokuldham School, Goregaon, Jian Vora from Children’s Academy, Goregaon, and Dhvaneel Visaria from Shishuvan English Medium School.
The city also had two ISC (Class XII) toppers, who secured the third position, by scoring 99.25 per cent — Ashutosh Lohana from Lilavatibai Podar School, Santacruz, and Sanjana Ravjiani from St Gregorios School, Chembur.
Meanwhile, the state has registered a pass percentage 99.72 per cent in Class X, up by 0.08 per cent over last year. The country’s overall pass percentage stands at 98.5 per cent, up by 0.21 per cent over last year. Again, the state’s pass percentage in Class XII is 98.80 per cent, up by 2.06 per cent over last year, as compared to the overall pass percentage of 96.3 per cent (up by 1.01 per cent). Out of the total 174 ICSE schools in the state, 15,120 students appeared for the exam. While, out of the 36 schools having ISC in the state, 2,162 students appeared for the exam.
Once more, girls in Maharashtra have performed better than boys in the ICSE exam. “Girls have achieved a pass percentage of 99.77 per cent, while the pass percentage of boys is 99.69 per cent in ICSE. Similarly in ISC, pass percentage of girls is 99.27 per cent and
boys is 98.32 per cent,” said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)