Shalaka Kulkarni from Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane and Madhvi Singh from Carmel School, Dhanbad, have been receiving congratulatory messages since Saturday morning. They have jointly topped in Class 10 (ICSE) examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Saturday. Shalaka and Madhavi scored 98.80% in English and best four subjects in Class 10 board examination.
"The results were totally unexpected. I was confident to grab good position in my school, but being a topper at national level was never in my mind," said Madhavi, who aspires to be an engineer and decided to study Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science in Classes 11 and 12.
Both the toppers agreed that consistency in studies always reap good results. "Ultimately the quality of study matters the most. One should not go by the number of hours to study, rather students should maintain quality and concentration while preparing for crucial examinations," said Madhavi, who has been receiving positive feedback from friends and relatives.
The all India topper in Class 12 (ISC) exam this year is Rohan Sampat from Dubai Modern High School, Dubai. He scored 99.50% in English and best three subjects.
Nidhi Singh from Scottish High International School, Gurgaon and Shreya Talwar from Holy Child School, Ghaziabad topped in Delhi and NCR areas in Classes 12 and 10 respectively. While Nidhi got 97.75% in Class 12, Shreya scored 97.60% in Class 10 examination.
This year the pass percentage obtained in the major subjects in Class 12 examinations are English 99.75%; Environmental Education 99.74%; Bengali 99.85%; Hindi 99.84%; Economics 80.72%; Commerce 83.64%; Accounts 92.64%; Mathematics 92.57; Physics 97.27%; Chemistry 98.91%; Biology 98.61% and Computer Science 99.56%.
The ICSE Examination has been conducted in 65 written subjects of which 23 are Indian languages and 13 are foreign languages.
The ISC Examination has been conducted in 49 written subjects of which 14 are Indian languages and 6 are foreign languages and one classical language.
For ICSE in India, the southern region with pass percentage of 99.76% topped the charts. It is followed by the western region (99.71%), eastern region (98.76%) and northern region (97.65%). Abroad, ICSE has achieved 100%.
For ISC in India, southern region has again took the lead with the pass percentage of 99.35% followed by western region (98.06%), eastern region (97.43%) and northern region (96.67%). Abroad, ISC has achieved 100%.
The total number of candidates who appeared for ICSE examination is 1,32,282. The number of boys appeared in Class 10 examination is 73,717. While 72,380 boys cleared the examination, 1,337 could not clear it. Out of 58,565 girls, 58,070 cleared ICSE this year. The pass percentage for ICSE is 98.62% up by 0.01% from last year.
A total number of 59,356 candidates took ISC examination this year. Out of 32,861 boys, 31,665
passed the examination. In case of girls, 26,057 female candidates cleared the examination out of 26,495. The pass percentage for ISC is 97.25% up by 0.01% from 2011.