Girls outshine boys in ICSE, ISC 2015 exam results
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) 2015 results on Monday.education Updated: May 19, 2015 10:38 IST
Like the last few years, this year too girls have outshone boys in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination (ICSE) Class 10 and Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class 12 examinations.
Considering the overall India numbers, for ICSE the pass percentage of girls stands at 98.95%, while for boys it is 98.12%. For ISC too, girls have achieved a pass percentage of 97.49% and boys have scored 95.27%.
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In total, 1,58,833 appeared for the Class 10 exam and 71,141 students appeared for Class 12 board exam conducted by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE). Among them for ICSE, 70,624 were girls and 88,209 were boys, and for ISC, 32,482 were girls and 38,659 were boys.
Similarly, the overall pass percentage for the country has gone up by 0.21% for ICSE and 1.01% for ISC.
“Compared to the last year, the pass percentage in both the results have gone up this time and also toppers have broken the past five year record,” said Gerry Arathoon, CISCE chief executive and secretary.
Even though the all-India topper for ISC is Arkya Chatterjee, a boy from Vivekananda Mission School Kolkata, in the second position where four students have scored the same 99.50%, three of them are girls.
Similarly, 13 students have secured the third position at 99.25%, which includes 9 girls.
In ICSE, the three toppers — Sougata Chowdhury from St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata, Ananya Harshad Patwardhan from Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Mumbai and Tezan Tapan Sahu from St Mary’s ICSE school, Navi Mumbai — scored 99.20%, one among them is a girl.
Similarly, in the second position, three students scored 99%, and one of them is a girl. In the third position too, 11 students scored 98.80%, and four among them are girls.
Following all-India trend, in Delhi-NCR too, girls have outperformed boys. In ICSE, girls recorded a pass percentage of 99.14% as against 97.94% of boys. In ISC too, the pass percentage for girls stands at 97.64%, and for boys it is 96.88%.
However, the Class 12 topper in Delhi NCR is a boy: Rupal Goyal from Holy Child School, Ghaziabad, scored 99%. Even in ICSE, the topper is Yashvardhan Tomar, from St Mary’s Academy Meerut Cantt.
In West Bengal, which has the maximum toppers, girls have outshone boys. For ICSE, girls have a pass percentage of 98.54% and for boys it stands at 97.86%. In ISC, too, this figure stands at 97.24% for girls, and for boys it is much lower 94.29%.
It's the same story in Maharashtra and Karnataka too: In both these states, girls have recorded a better pass percentage than boys.
In Maharashtra, girls have a pass percentage of 99.77% in ICSE, while for boys it stands at 99.69%. Similarly in ISC, it is 99.27% for girls, and 98.32% for boys.
In Karnataka, girls recorded a pass percentage of 99.75% in ICSE as against the 99.59% of boys. In ISC, the figure stands at 99.43% for girls. Boys scored a much lower pass percentage of 97.86% in the exams.
When considered region wise, south has the best pass percentage at 99.66% followed by the west at 99.55% in ICSE. It's the same story in ISC: South recorded the best pass percentage 99.08%, followed by the west at 97.47%.
The south has the highest percentage of girls. For ICSE, 49.43% girls appeared, and for ISC 49.49% gave the examination