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Girls outclass boys in ICSE, ISC examinations

21/05/12

origin: Girls outclass boys in ICSE, ISC examinations (http://indiaedunews.net)

New Delhi: Girls outclassed boys once again, grabbing both higher pass percentages as well as top marks in the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) for Classes 10 and 12, the results of which were declared on Saturday.
According to a CICSE statement, the girls, with a pass percentage of 99.15 and 98.35 percent in Classes 10 and 12 respectively, beat the boys in both categories. The pass percentages for the boys were marginally lower at 98.19 and 96.36 percent respectively.
This year, 59,536 students from 805 schools appeared in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination for Class 12 while 132,282 students of 1,706 schools sat for the Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) examination for Class 10.
"Madhavi Singh of Carmel School, Dhanbad, and Shalaka Kulkarni of Sulochana Devi Singhania School, Thane (Mumbai), jointly topped the ICSE with 98.80 percent marks," said CISCE chief executive Gerry Arathoon.
"In ISC, Kalyani Vishnu of Christnagar High School topped in India with 99.25 percent marks. Globally, the topper was Rohan Sampat of Dubai's Dubai Model High School," he added.
According to the statement, the overall pass percentage had increased by 0.01 percent for both examinations. ICSE had a pass percentage of 98.62 percent, while ISC had an overall pass percentage of 97.25 percent.
Regionally, the southern region registered best performance with highest overall pass percentage for both classes, followed by the western region. IANS

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