Girls have once again outshoneboys both in class X (ICSE) and class XII (ISC) examinations,results of which were declared today.
The pass percentage in class X Indian Certificate ofSecondary Education (ICSE) examination stood at 98.49 per centand 96.28 per cent in class XII Indian School Certificate(ISC) examination.
The examinations are conducted by Council for the IndianSchool Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
While girls did marginally better in class X examinationwith a pass percentage of 98.95 per cent as opposed to 98.12per cent in case of boys, they did far better than boys inclass XII with the difference in pass percentage being overtwo per cent.
The pass percentage of girls stood at 97.49 per cent ascompared to 95.27 per cent in case of boys.
Last year too, the girls had fared better than boys inboth class X and class XII.
In the class X examination this year, the top positionwas shared by three students -Sougata Chowdhury from Kolkata,Ananya Harshad Patwardhan and Tezan Papan Sahu from Mumbai.They scored 99.20 per cent.
The second position was bagged by three students scoring99 per cent and the third place by 11 students securing 98.80per cent
Likewise, in the class XII examination, the pole positionwas bagged by Arkya Chatterjee from Kolkata who scored 99.75per cent. The second position was taken by four students witha score of 99.50 per cent and the third place by 13 studentswho scored 99.25 per cent.
"The toppers in both class X and class XII have brokenthe record of the last five years with the percentage securedthis year," said chief executive officer of CISCE GerryArathoon.
In terms of region wise performance, Southern regionrecorded the highest pass percentage in both the classes. Thepass percentage in class X stood at 99.66 per cent and inclass XII it was 99.08 per cent. MORE