Girls outperformed boys once again in Delhi and NCR region in the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) board exams conducted by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The results were declared on Tuesday.
As many as 819 students appeared for the Class 12 board exams from the region. Out of that, 806 came out successful, registering a pass percentage of 98.41% — up by 1.53% from last year. There were more girls than boys who appeared in the exam and they also had a better pass percentage.
In Class 10 board exams, 1,946 students from Delhi NCR appeared. Out of these, 1,921 came out successful, a percentage of 98.72% — up by 0.46% from last year. There are only 30 ICSE and 16 ISC schools. in Delhi-NCR. Out of these, only two — Frank Anthony Public School, Lajpat Nagar and Swami Hariharanand Public School, Parade Road — are in Delhi.
The exams, held in March, saw 57,487 candidates in Class 12, while 122,347 students took the Class 10 exams. These were both from India and abroad. In India, there are around 1,800 schools that are affiliated to the CISCE.Officials refrained from making any announcement regarding the names, region or schools of candidates. "It is a policy decision that no names will be revealed by the board. The way percentages are calculated in different regions is different. So, a topper from one region is not at par with that from another region. Declaring the names of toppers in this scenario will not be fair," said Gerry Arathoon, officiating chief executive, CISCE.
The board is still sticking to board examinations for class 10, a practice that the Central Board for Secondary Examinations (CBSE) abandoned last year. They also declared marks instead of grades. While the marksheets for Class 12 students will reach the schools on May 19, Class 10 students can expect it a day later.