Like last year, this year too, girls outshone boys in the ICSE Class X exam, the results of which were announced by the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Wednesday. This year, 98.79 per cent girls passed the exam. The pass percentage of boys is 97.88 per cent.
In Delhi too, girls fared marginally better than boys. ďIn Delhi, 99.83 per cent girls passed the exam compared to 99.50 per cent boys. In all, 2,608 students appeared for the exam in Delhi-NCR region, with 99.65 per cent students managing to clear it. Only seven boys and two girls were unsuccessful in clearing the exam,Ē Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary, CISCE.
Scoring 97.80 per cent, Riya Singh and Sajal Gupta have jointly topped the exam in Delhi-NCR. Riya is a student of Holy Angels School, Sahibabad. Sajal is from
St Paulís Academy, Ghaziabad.
Four students ó Shreyas Sudhaman from Sri Kumaran School (Bangalore), Apoorva Narayanaswamy from St Paulís English School (Bangalore), Siddhartha Shankar Kahali from Little Flower School (Jamshedpur) and Rishabh Raj from St Paulís School (Rourkela) ó who scored 98.60 per cent were pronounced all-India toppers by the board.
With more than 30 students from across the country scoring more than 98 per cent marks, Delhi failed to make a dent in the top positions.
A total of 2,608 students from the capitalís 28 schools gave the exam this year. Holy Angelís School (Sahibabad) put up a stellar performance in terms of results, with four out of the five top ranks in the capital going to its students.
Riya Singh (97.8 per cent), Mayank Singh Chauhan (97.60 per cent), Prerna Bhanjdeo (97.60 per cent) and Satvik Shukla (97.60 per cent) are the top scorers from the school.
South India secured the best pass percentage at 99.59 per cent followed by the Western region with a pass percentage of 99.41 per cent. The South region also had the highest percentage of girls appearing in the examination at around 50 per cent.
A total of 1,49, 087 students from 1,841 schools appeared for the exam this year. The examination was conducted in 66 written subjects, which included 22 Indian languages and 14 foreign languages.
Talking about the board results, Arathoon said, ďThe result this year has been better than the previous years. Last year, the highest percentage was 98.20 per cent. In almost all subjects, the result has improved.Ē
Apart from regular students, 749 students with dyslexia and 29