In ISC Class 12 (Arts) Shivangi Tiwary of Loyola School scored 98.50 % to top Jharkhand.
Aakanksha Rai, a grade 12 pupil at Gems Modern Academy, claimed the second highest spot by scoring 99.25 per cent in her exams. "The stream-based discrimination that society does is wrong. It is encouraging to see that streams other than science are being taken seriously".
" I used to study for eight hours daily". "The pre-board school exams were the turning point, as they helped me focus on my preparation", said Kakkar, who has opted for science with math for high school.
She said, "Though I compromised on television and time spent on my phone, classical music and dance are two things I loved and would not give up". He scored 99.4% overall. "I never felt the need to curb my interests and hobbies", she said.
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Students Disha Shah, Diksha Makhija and Anushka Patodia celebrate their ICSE results in the CNM school, Vile Parle. She said even during vacations, the faculty remained in touch with students over Skype to help them with studies and was "supportive and approachable". "You will automatically start doing well just for the love of it, and the marks will then follow", she said.
Meanwhile, the trends of girls outshining boys continued this year too. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) announced the results at 3pm on Monday.
Girls recorded 99.87% pass percentage, which is slightly higher than the boys' pass percentage of 99.69 percent in the ICSE examinations.In the ISC examinations, girls recorded 99.76% pass percentage, which is higher than boys' pass percentage of 98.59.Even the southern region has recorded the best performance by bagging 99.69 and 98.38 pass percentages in ICSE and ISC, respectively.In the ISC, the southern region recorded the highest passing percentage of 98.38 %.
"Class 12 saw a pass percentage of 96.21 recording a slight dip from last year's 96.47 per cent, while 98.51 per cent students passed Class 10", said Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the Council. From a total of 977 students with learning disabilities who appeared for the exam, 94 candidates have scored above 90 per cent. A total of 3,624 boys and 4,068 girls appeared for the ICSE exam while 1,418 boys and 1,509 girls appeared for the ISC exam from the state.
Congratulating the students, Deepa Moonjely Principal at Marie Poussepin's Academy says, "The success of students is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers".
This year, the CISCE's ICSE exams were held from February 26 to March 28, while the ISC examswere conducted from February 7 and April 2.