ISC, ICSE: City trio shines with 99%

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Girls recorded 99.87% pass percentage, which is slightly higher than the boys' pass percentage of 99.69 percent in the ICSE examinations.In the ISC examinations, girls recorded 99.76% pass percentage, which is higher than boys' pass percentage of 98.59.Even the southern region has recorded the best performance by bagging 99.69 and 98.38 pass percentages in ICSE and ISC, respectively.In the ISC, the southern region recorded the highest passing percentage of 98.38 %. But I couldn't believe I've topped in the country.

Closely following Swayam, Anokhi Mehta from Jamnabai Narsee School ranked second with 99.2 per cent.

Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School student Himanshu Salve also topped in his school with 91.6%.

Said Gupta, "I'm grateful to my parents for supporting my decisions". A total of 154 schools presented 7,692 candidates for ICSE exam from the state while 62 schools presented 2,927candidates for the ISC exam from the state.

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Southern part of the country performed better as compared to rest of the country. Maithili Vartak, also from The Bishop's School, Camp, scored 97.75 per cent, while Mohit Mukherjee scored 96.25 per cent. Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai, Radhika Chandra and Saman Waheed from City Montessori School, Lucknow, Sakshi Pradyumn from City Montessori School, Kanpur, Lipika Agarwal from Lucknow Public School, Koushiki Dashupta Chaudhuri from St. Xaviers Institution, Panihati, and Tansa Kartik Shah from The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. "In class 12, while results of science and humanities are good, that of commerce has dipped a bit". In ICSE, Priyanshi Bhartia topped with 95.8 per cent. "It did sting a little that I missed out on a national ranking, but I I am really happy with the score I received". Commenting on Arts students scoring higher as compared to other streams, Rita Katawati, principal of Hutchings, said, "There are many highscorers these days who are opting for Arts".

Books were the ISCE all-India topper's Bible. "I love history and want to later specialise in it, and so I chose the stream". In the last two months, I used to study for nearly 10 hours daily. "With this chapter closed, I am now looking forward to the next". "I am passionate about engineering". "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". I simply stuck to my goal of doing my regular studies.

Priya was full of goosebumps after seeing her result.

Antra Kapoor said she heard of her rank from her teachers. Priya is all set to pursue her ambition of being a chartered accountant and is now preparing for the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).

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