Girls have outscored boys in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations,the results of which were declared on Saturday. Lakshita Thakur,a class XII girl of Auckland House School set a record of sorts by achieving a 100 per cent score in sociology and has gained the first position in her school with an overall percentage of 96 per cent in the Humanities stream. She was followed by Akshita Sharma ( 92.75 pc),also of the Humanities steams.
Malika Prabhakar,Divya Negi and Inderbir Kaur scored 92.25 pc,92 pc and 90.05 pc respectively while Divya Jyoti Verma of the same school scored 89.5 percent in the science stream and Samiksha Gupta obtained 88.5 percent in the commerce stream. Of 55 girls who appeared in the examinations,14 girls have scored 90 per cent and above while 24 have secured between 80 and 90 per cent marks. The school girls also outshone the others in the class X exams with the highest score of 97.4 pc being obtained by Vashi Negi followed by Urvi Sirkeck (95.4 pc),Shritika Bhardwaj (94.6 pc),Anaida Kad (94.6 pc) and Shefali Sharma (93.4 pc).
Another of Shimlas prominent institutions Bishop Cotton School has also recorded good results. Abhishek Naulakha bagged the first position with 93.6 per cent while Sahil Sahota secured the second position with 89.8 per cent.