The majority of students passed in both exams, with many students scoring well above 90 per cent. 2,161 schools with ICSE students and 1,034 with ISC had been part of the nationwide examination procedure. In ICSE, southern region has fared the best with passing percentage of 99.69, followed by western region with 99.67.
Mumbai boy Swayam Das emerged the Class 10 all India topper with 99.4 per cent. Jalandhar's Jasmin Kaur Chahal and Mumbai's Anokhi Amit Mehta jointly bagged the second position with 99.2 per cent each. Lekshmi S Sunil of St Thomas Residential School, Thiruvanantha-puram, who has won second rank at the state-level is among the 25 third rank holders at the national level, by securing 99 percent marks.
Shiksha - The Gurukul, Doomdooma, in Tinsukia district also recorded cent percent results.
Similarly, students of Marie Poussepin's Academy also excelled in the exam as Mahi Harishkumar Yadav is the school topper with 94.14%.
In ISC Class 12 (Arts) Shivangi Tiwary of Loyola School scored 98.50 % to top Jharkhand.
Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School student Himanshu Salve also topped in his school with 91.6%.
Class X topper Swayam Das in Mumbai. Zeenat Bhojaboy, Principal of Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu said, "Students have performed well in the examinations". No subject or stream is less hard or less important than the other. This could be one reason why students who have taken science have not scored so well.
Pine Mount and Loreto Convent in Shillong also achieved 100 per cent success. "When we started Commerce some years ago, but there was no response at the time". Tanushree Pendharkar and Sanjana Hira scored 99% and secured joint-second position in Delhi-NCR and joint-third nationwide. Her hyperthyroidism meant she could not concentrate on her studies. "I wasn't sure if I would be able to get admission, but now I'm sure I can". "The key to getting good marks is paying attention in class and listening to what your teacher is teaching", said Pendharkar. "This strategy helped me secure the rank".
Antra Kapoor said she heard of her rank from her teachers. "It's extremely complicated and interesting to unfold, and that's why I am so fascinated by it". She scored full marks in political science, her favourite subject, and 99 in economics.
On securing the second position across India, Gupta was still rather stunned. And, with a hefty 99.2 per cent in Class X (the highest in Pune city), it clearly paid off.
In all, Mumbai had seven students in ICSE and six in ISC toppers' lists. "I am really happy as my hard work paid off".
Utpat added that she would like to study medicine as science is her favourite subject.
"I worked for 4-5 hours round the year and revised my course regularly". Also, you all should know that over 96.21% students in India and overseas have cleared the ISC exam this year.
She said, "Though I compromised on television and time spent on my phone, classical music and dance are two things I loved and would not give up. I was determined to do well and stuck to my resolve". "And, they acted as a refresher for my mind". "That made this score even sweeter", she beams. We want to support her in every step of her life.
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