As many as 15,120 students appeared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and 2,162 students for the Indian School Certificate (ISC) from Maharashtra and the percentage of those who passed was 99.72 and 98.80 respectively. Girls outperformed boys, with 99.77 pass percentage, against 99.69 per cent achieved by boys.
St Mary’s secured a pass percentage of 100 in both ICSE and ISC exams. “Out of 159 girls who appeared in the examination, 77 got above 95 per cent and 55 have scored above 90 per cent. Out of 40 boys who appeared in the examination, 15 got above 95 per cent, and 11 have scored above 90 per cent. This year 79 students have appeared for the ISC Class XII examination — 59 from the Science stream and 20 from the Commerce stream,” said Sujata Mallick, the principal of St Mary’s School.
Manavi Garg secured 98.6 per cent to top St Mary’s School in class X. “My teachers helped me a lot while preparing, since they are familiar with examination patterns. Multiple examinations over the last two years prepared me for these exams,” said the rank holder, narrating how she studied for four to five hours each day and even longer as the examinations loomed closer.
In ICSE, the Hutching’s High School saw 100 per cent of its students pass. 183 students appeared for the examination, of which 109 students scored above 90 per cent. In ISC, Ritika Patil secured the top spot in the Science stream with 92.75 per cent and Simran Harpalani scored 92.75 per cent to top the Arts faculty.
From the Bishop’s Co-ed School, Kalyaninagar, Sonali Dey secured the top position with 98.2 per cent marks. 101 students from the school obtained above 90 per cent marks. Shivam Agarwal from The Bishop’s School, Camp topped his school with 97 per cent. From The Bishop’s School, Undri, Shreya Singhal secured the top spot with 96.4 per cent.
From Vidya Valley School, Sana Karnawat secured the top position with 96.5 per cent. “About 70 students appeared for the exam from Vidya Valley School, out of which 35 students have scored above 90 per cent,” said Nalini Sengupta, the principal of Vidya Valley School.
From the St Helena’s School, Tanishka Patil secured the top position with 97.6 per cent. 202 students appeared for the examination, out of which 45 students scored above 90 per cent. In Vidya Pratisthan’s Magarpatta City Public School, Samruddhi Mane topped ICSE with 97.2 per cent. Hume Mc Henry Memorial Higher Secondary School of Seventh Day Adventist registered 72 per cent of its students passing. Shyamsunder Goud secured the top spot with 96 per cent marks.
Wisdom World School, Wakad, sent up its first ICSE batch in March 2015. “In all, 23 students appeared for the examination out of which 17 students have scored 90 per cent and above. Vishakha Korde emerged the topper, with 97.33 per cent,” said J. Simoes, the principal.
Pawar Public School also saw a 100 per cent of its students pass. “Shramona Roy topped the school with 97.83 per cent. 35 students scored above 90 per cent,” said Anjali Gurjar, the school’s principal.