Nagpur : Girls outshone boys in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Class 10 and 12 examination, with two students scoring 100 per cent marks. This is the first time that students have scored 100 per cent marks in the ISCE 12th exam. The results of the ICSE class 10 and ISC class 12 were announced on Tuesday by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon.
While girls achieved a pass percentage of 99.05 per cent in class 10 examination as against 98.12 per cent by boys, the pass percentage achieved by girls in class 12 examination is 97.84 per cent as against 95.40 per cent of boys. Mumbai’s Juhi Rupesh Kajaria and Muktsar’s Manhar Bansal topped the class 10 ISCE examination with 99.60 per cent.
The second rank has been shared by ten students with 99.40 per cent marks and the third rank has been shared by 24 students with 99.20 per cent marks. Shreenabh Agrawal from Nagpur’s CDS School scored 499 out of 500. Kolkata’s Dewang Kumar Agarwal and Bengaluru’s Vibha Swaminathan topped the class 12 ISC examination with 100 per cent marks. The second rank has been shared by 16 students with 99.75 percent and the third rank has been shared by 36 students with 99.50 per cent marks. A total of 9996 candidates from Scheduled Caste (SC) category gave the exams, out of which 97.75 per cent cleared the exam. Out of 6396 Scheduled Tribe candidates, 97.44 per cent passed with flying colours. In the special category, as many as 1021 candidates appeared for the examination, out of which 123 candidates obtained more than 90 per cent. Out of those 123, 36 visually impaired scored above 90, while 3 students wrote the examination from the hospital.
“Marksheets and pass certificates will be dispatched to schools on May 8,” Arathoon said. He further contended that it is the first time in the history of ICSE examination that the candidates will be given the bifurcated paper-wise marks. “Biology, chemistry and physics marks will be told separately. This will happen for the first time,” he said. Also, this is the first time that the unsuccessful students are being allowed to re-write the examination. Schools can register the candidates with a compartment with CISCE from June 24 to 30.