The Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) class X examinations has been declared and this time again girls have outperformed boys. Overall, 98.79 percent girls and 97.88 percent boys have passed this year’s ICSE examination. Last year, the pass percentage was 97.73 percent for boys and 98.78 percent for girls. Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary, Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, stated that around 1, 49, 087 students appeared in this year’s Class X exam with the combined pass percentage standing at 98.28 percent.
Apoorva Narayanswamy from St Paul’s English School, Bangalore; Rishabh Raj from St Paul’s School, Rourkela; Shreyas Sudhaman from Kumaran Public School, Bangalore; and Siddhartha Shankar Kahali from Little Flower School, Jamshedpur are among the nationwide toppers with a score of 98.60 percent.
Pratik Pujari of Kolkata and Abbhjinamya Nowbagh are tied for second place with 98.20 percent.
Arathoon added that with 99.59 percent pass rate, students from southern India have performed the best. Students from western region attained a pass percentage of 99.41 whereas Delhi-NCR region are marginally ahead with 99.65 percent pass rate.
In Delhi-NCR region, girls outshone boys with the passing percentage of 99.83, with latter attaining 99.50 percent pass rate