Girls outperform boys in CISCE board exams
Dewang Kumar Agarwal of La Martiniere for Boys School, Kolkata, who jointly topped the ISC exam, attributed his success to hard work and self-confidence. “I worked hard and was confident of good results. But I never imagined that I will be the topper. I am really very happy,” he saidUpdated: May 09, 2019, 07:00 IST
Gurugram students shined at the Indian School Certificate(ISC) class 12 results, which were declared by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Tuesday afternoon. There were two national rankers from the city, while six more laid claim to the second and third positions in Delhi-NCR.
While Kolkata’s Dewang Kumar Agarwal and Bengaluru’s Vibha Swaminathan topped the class 12 examination with 100% marks in science and humanities respectively, Srinwati Debgupta and Shruti Jhamb from The Shri Ram School, Aravali, came second in the all-India merit list with a score of 399 out of 400, which amounts to an aggregate of 99.75%. Both the 17-year-olds also topped the results in the Delhi-NCR.
Mumbai’s Juhi Rupesh Kajaria and Muktsar’s Manhar Bansal were declared joint toppers with 99.6% each in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination(ICSE) examination of class 10. While no student from the city made it to the all-India merit list in ICSE, Nishtaa Modi and Karan Kashyap from The Shri Ram School, Aravali, secured 98% and are among the ICSE toppers from the city.
Dewang Kumar Agarwal of La Martiniere for Boys School, Kolkata, who jointly topped the ISC exam, attributed his success to hard work and self-confidence. “I worked hard and was confident of good results. But I never imagined that I will be the topper. I am really very happy,” he said.
All-India second rankers and city girls, Srinwati Debgupta and Shruti Jhamb, also said that they were pleasantly surprised by their performance. Srinwati, who studied science, lost just one mark in mathematics, although she scored a perfect 100 in physics, chemistry and computer science. Shruti, a humanities student, scored 100 in sociology, economics and psychology and 99 in English. “I did well in my exams, but never imagined that I would get the second rank in the country, or the first rank in Delhi-NCR,” said Shruti, while Srinwati nodded in agreement.
Six others from the city shared the second and third ranks in Delhi-NCR. Rhea Prasad, Manav Chadha and Devashri Bhargava from The Shri Ram School, Moulsari Avenue, secured the second rank with 99%. Kinshuk Soperna, Jibitesh Saha, Shreshtha Sharma and Malhar Jasoria found themselves tied at the third place in Delhi-NCR with 98.75%.
Except Shreshtha, who is a student of The Shriram Millennium School, Noida, the remaining three are all students of city-based schools. While Kinshuk and Jibitesh are from Scottish High International School, Malhar is a student of The Shri Ram School, Moulsari Avenue.
Across the country, the second rank in class 12 has been shared by 16 students with 99.75% and the third rank has been shared by 36 students with 99.50%. While the pass percentage for candidates appearing for ISC examination was 96.52 %, up by 0.3% from last year, the same for candidates appearing for ICSE (class 10) was 98.54%. In Delhi-NCR, the pass percentage for candidates appearing for ISC was 98.35, while for ICSE, it was 99.23.
A total of 86,713 students appeared for the class 12 boards (ISC) in 2019 from 1,080 schools across India. A total of 46,749 boys and 39,964 girls appeared in it out of which 44,597 boys and 39,100 girls cleared the exams. In Delhi-NCR, 2,426 students from 32 schools appeared for ISC out of which 1,281 were boys and 1,145 were girls.
A total of 196,271 students appeared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination(ICSE) or class 10 boards from 2,247 schools across India. A total of 106,974 boys and 89,297 girls appeared in it out of which 104,966 boys and 88,447 girls passed the examination respectively. In Delhi-NCR, 4,962 students from 48 schools appeared for the ICSE out of which 2,625 were boys and 2,337 were girls.
When it comes to pass percentage, girls fared better than boys at both levels of the examinations (class 10 and class 12). In class 12, girls achieved a pass percentage of 97.84 whereas boys have achieved 95.40.
In class 10, girls achieved a pass percentage of 99.05, whereas boys achieved a pass percentage of 98.12. In Delhi-NCR, girls also fared better than boys at both the levels. While girls had a pass percentage of 99.57, boys secured a pass percentage of 98.93 in class 10. In class 12, girls had a pass percentage of 99.13, whereas boys achieved a pass percentage of 97.66.
Sudha Sahay, principal, senior school, The Shri Ram School, Aravali, said the school was proud of the achievements of its students. “Both Shruti and Srinwati have done well and made us proud. Their performance has given us a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment. The motivation provided by the school and the efforts of the students have paid off,” said Sahay.