Girls have once again outdone boys in the Indian Council for Secondary Education (ICSE) Class X and Indian School Certificate Board exams for Class XII. The results came out on Tuesday.
The average pass percentage of girls in both the classes is higher registering it at 98.63 per cent and 98.23 per cent in Class X and Class XII, respectively, whereas their counterparts managed to secure an average of 97.57 per cent and 96.10 per cent, respectively.
Delhi students studying in ICSE recognised schools are also happy with the outcome. Reva Dutta, a humanities stream student from Sri Ram School, has emerged as the school topper securing 96.5 per cent marks. Also she has secured 97 in English and History.
A golf enthusiast, her plan is to study in one of the Delhi University colleges. “I will fill the forms for political science, history and sociology. I am really happy with my board result. I just hope I get into the college of my choice,” she said.
A total of 1,01,998 students, including 44,732 girls, appeared for the Class X examinations, while the number of those who appeared for Class XII exams was 47,977, which included 21,106 girls.
Naresh Raghuraman, another student from Sri Ram School, has topped his school in Class X board exams.
He aspires to study engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). But his dream is to study nano-technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
“I have already started my preparations for IIT exams. The next two years are crucial for my career. My results have reinforced my confidence. I know I will be able to achieve my goals,” he added.
However the all India toppers have emerged from Thane, Maharashtra, and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Janaki Kirit Sheth from Smt. Sulochana Devi Singhania School, Thane, and Shruti Singh from St Joseph Convent, Varanasi, have both secured an aggregate of 98.6 per cent in Class X. Gaurav Sood from Doon School, Dehradun, topped the Class XII boards with an aggregate 99 per cent mark.