Adya Joshi and Prithvir Bhalla from The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon, have topped the Delhi-NCR region in ISC (Class XII) examination, securing 99 per cent. In ICSE (Class X) examinations, Ritik Garg from Vashishta St Joseph’s School, Jahangirabad, and Daksh Rastogi from St Mary’s Academy, Meerut Cantt, have topped the Delhi-NCR region, scoring 98.6 per cent.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared results Friday. “The news has not even sunk in yet,” said an elated Adya. “I had the support of my parents and friends, but most importantly, my school and teachers who constantly motivated us and were there at every point. Parents, frankly never pressured me to score a certain percentage, but I kept pushing myself.”
Adya will appear for the Common Law Entrance Test Sunday. “I cannot even party as I have the entrance test, but will have a celebratory dinner with parents.”
In Haryana, the pass percentage for ICSE was 99.58 per cent and for ISC, it was 96.18 per cent. However, unlike in Delhi, boys performed better than girls with a pass percentage of 99.63 per cent (ICSE) and 96.40 per cent (ISC). Girls achieved a pass percentage of 99.52 per cent (ICSE) and 95.65 per cent (ISC).
Across the country, girls again outshone boys. Overall, ICSE and ISC saw pass percentage of 98.5 and 96.46, respectively. According to Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the council, the results show a marginal increase in pass percentages over the previous year’s results.
In the Class X examination this year, the top position was bagged by Abineet Parichha from Odisha who scored 99.2 per cent. The second position was shared by four students — Sudarshan R (Bangalore), Isha Sethi (Mumbai), Manan Manish Shah (Kandivali) and Jyotsana Srivastava (Lucknow) — who scored 99 per cent. The third position was shared by 10 students with a score of 98.8 per cent.
In Class XII, Mumbai’s Aadyaa Maddi bagged the top position with with 99.75 per cent. Mumbai’s Mansi Puggal secured the second position with 99.5 per cent, while the third position was shared by Arkadeb Sengupta and Kavita Desai from Kolkata with 99.25 per cent.
Southern region recorded the highest pass percentage in both classes. A total of 1,68,591 students appeared in the ICSE this year. The total number of students who had appeared in Class XII examination was 72,069, said Arathoon.
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