Girls outsmart boys in ICSE, ISC

Leslie Hanson
May 15, 2018

Also, the ISC exam was held in 48 written subjects of which were 14 Indian languages and five foreign languages and two classical languages.

Mumbai's students have once again emerged at the top of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams, the results for which were declared on Monday.

It was an enduring love for social studies that helped Gupta achieve a near-perfect score of 99.25 per cent and secure the second position at the national-level in the examination. No subject or stream is less hard or less important than the other.

" I used to study for eight hours daily". From a total of 143 students with learning disabilities, 13 have scored above 90 per cent. "I was more anxious about this result than I have ever been", a relieved Abhijnan told mid-day, "There were many people who believed in me and I did not want to let them down". She scored 100 marks in computer application and 99 marks in Hindi. "The subjects were interesting and I enjoyed attending lectures regularly and would even read up more on the same topics through various reference books". "I was expecting a good score".

Arathoon added that such a move was to "ensure a proportionate portion of the syllabus is duly covered in each of the two-year course, and that there is no over-burdening of the students at any one particular level". "You will automatically start doing well just for the love of it, and the marks will then follow", she said.

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From vacationing with their family and friends to continuing their preparation for their further studies, many class X and XII students from city-based ICSE and schools will be continuing their pre-planned schedule this week even though their results will be declared tomorrow. Similarly, in the Class 10 examination, the pass percentage of girls is 98.95 per cent while that of boys is 98.15 per cent. In the ISC examination, too, the southern region had the best pass percentage of 98.38%, followed by the western region with 97.22%.

The pass percentage of candidates who appeared in the ICSE board exam 2018 was 99.11% and that of ISC students was 97.56.

As per the data shared by the board, a total of1,83,387 students had appeared forICSE, out of which, 1,00,369 were boys and83,018 were girls. Arjun Satheesh of Trinity Lyceum, Fatima Road, Kollam is at the third rank at the state level with 98.75 percent marks. Eventually, 36,933 girls outdid the 40,883 passed boys, by attaining a higher pass percentage.

Jasmine Kaur Chahal of St Joseph's Convent School, Jalandhar, and Anokhi Amit Mehta of Mumbai's Jamnabai Narsee School, jointly shared the second rank with 99.2%.

This year, the CISCE's ICSE exams were held from February 26 to March 28, while the ISC examswere conducted from February 7 and April 2.

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