Jyotsana Srivastava of City Montessori School and Radhika Chandra of St Agnes Loreto Day School (both Lucknow) secured all-India second and third rank respectively in the ICSE examination, results of which were declared on Friday.
Jyotsana got 99% (495 marks) and Radhika 98.8% (494 marks). With 99.2% marks, Abineet Parichha of Balangir, topped the ICSE examination.
However, no student from Uttar Pradesh made it to the top three positions in ISC examination. Two Mumbai girls -- Aadya Maddi (99.75%) and Mansi Puggal (99.50%) -- secured first and second rank respectively in ISC while two Kolkata students -- Arakdeeb Sengupta and Kavita Desai -- were jointly third with 99.25% marks.
The pass percentage of ICSE was 98.50%, up by 0.01% from last year. Once again girls did better than boys in ICSE.
The pass percentage of ISC was 96.46%, up by 0.18% from last year. For UP, the ICSE pass percentage is 96.97% and for ISC 96.10%.
CMS Mahanagar, Lucknow student Jyotsana, who shared the second spot with three others, got 100% in history, civics, geography, mathematics and computer science. She scored 96 in English.
Her twin brother Anurag got 96.2%. Daughter of engineer Gyanandra Srivastava, Jyotsana plans to pursue her class 12 with mathematics and appear for IIT. She says that numbers in ISC exam are not the only thing she aims for her in life. “I fail to understand why students commit suicide for not faring well in examinations. Marks do not alone make or mar a person’s life. There are so many options and avenues open to the present generation student,” she said.
As for Radhika, she scored 100 in science, computer applications and history, civics ang geography and 99 in Hindi, 98 in maths and 95 in English.
Having the hobbies of dancing and swimming, Radhika wants to become a doctor like her parents so that she can serve poor patients. Her father Dr Akhilesh Chandra is a urologist in Balrampur Hospital and mother Dr Shalini Chandra is a gynecologist who runs a private clinic. “A big party awaits me now,” she said.
Mahendra Pratap Singh, also of CMS and Gaurav Singh of Modern Academy, Gomti Nagar (both Lucknow) got 98.6% marks to be placed in the merit list of UP for ICSE examination.
Although UP students could not make it to the top 3 position in ISC, they did quite well.
Manan Agarwal and Himani Rathore of CMS, Lucknow and Shubham Pasari of Kanpur scored 99% each to notched first rank in the state.
Devanshi Saxena, Shikha Tewari, Ankur Verma, Akarsh Dubey and Prakhar Lohumi of CMS, Kadambari Agarwal of Seth MR Jaipuria School and Apoorva Pandey of Loreto Convent (all Lucknow) stood second in the state with 98.75% marks.
Six other students have secured third rank in the state with 98.50% marks. They are: Ria Gupta of Loreto Convent, Vikramaditya Vir Singh of La Martiniere College, Kirti Srivastava of La Martiniere Girls College, Arjun Bajpai and Dia Pandey of CMS (all Lucknow) and Aman Singhal of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur.