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For once, boys ahead of girls

delhi Updated: May 21, 2009 00:18 IST
Ritika Chopra

For once, boys ahead of girls

Students in the National Capital Region (NCR) had reasons to cheer on Wednesday as they notched up an impressive pass percentage of over 97 per cent in their ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) Board results.

And the highest aggregate percentage scored here only worked as an embellishment for the impressive report card of the region.

Top performers of Class X and Class XII got 98 per cent and 96.75 per cent, respectively.
There are 24 schools affiliated to the CISCE (Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations) Board in the NCR — only two of them in Delhi.

“Our average percentage for Class X and Class XII this year is 85.5 and 86.73 per cent, which is clearly the best we’ve ever done,” said Komal Sood, Principal, The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon (Moulsari). The secondary and senior secondary toppers of this school scored 96.6 per cent and 96.75 per cent, respectively.

The highest at Swami Hariharanand Public School — one of the two schools affiliated to CISCE in New Delhi — stood at 94 per cent, which was scored by a girl in Class X.

The overall results here threw up an interesting trend that was clearly a departure from the overall pattern in the country.

The overall picture shows that girls have clearly outdone boys both at the secondary and senior secondary levels. However, in Class XII, male students in the capital region managed to inch ahead of their female counterparts in terms of pass percentage.

For Class XII, boys have notched up a pass percentage of 98.98 per cent as against 98.75 per cent achieved by the girls.

For Class X, the pass percentage for boys and girls stands at 96.85 per cent and 97.63 per cent.