New Delhi: It was girls all the way on top
in this year`s Council for Indian School Certificate
Examinations that saw three students from Mumbai, Kolkata and
Agra at their academic best.
The Class X examination or the ICSE has been topped
nationwide this year by Mumbai girl Jhanvi Vipul Phoshani, who
outshone other students securing 98.80 per cent marks.
Jhanvi is a student of Srimati Lilavati Poda High School,
The Class XII examination meanwhile was topped by two
girls who scored a joint 98.75 per cent aggregate marks.
One of them, Shreya Daga represents the Mahadev Birla
Shishi Vihar School from Kolkata, while the other Sumedha Rai
is from the St Anthony`s Junior College, Agra.
Last year, both the exams were topped by boys.
Maintaining the trend, girls again outshone boys in the
overall results securing better pass percentages in the
Class X and Class XII board exams.
As many as 55,760 candidates appeared for the Class XII
exams while 1,12,820 students took the test for Class X in
March this year.
The pass percentage of girls in Class X was 98.77 per
cent as against 97.95 per cent of the boys. Similarly, the
pass rate for girls stands at 98.26 per cent in Class XII as
against 96.17 per cent in case of boys.