Anika Aggarwal, Simran Khanuja of St Mary's School, Pune, and Manasi Arora of Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Mumbai were today declared the joint ICSE (Indian Certificate for Secondary Education) Class 10 toppers scoring 98.4 per cent.
Girls have once again outperformed boys in this year's ICSE Class 10 and Indian School Certificate (ISC) Class 12 examinations, the results for which were declared today.
In all, 98.78 per cent of girls and 97.73 per cent of boys passed the ICSE exam, while 96.66 per cent of girls and 93.91 per cent of boys passed the ISC examination.
Bhuvanya Vijay of St Joseph's Academy, Dehradun, stood first in class 12 with a score of 99 per cent, said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and Secretary of Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations which conducted the examinations.
This year, 1,40,878 students appeared in the Class 10 exam, while 64,043 candidates appeared in the Class 12 exam. Giving region-wise break-up of the pass percentage, Arathoon said said the southern region posted the best percentage in the country in both class 10 and class 12 exams.
While the pass percentage of the southern region for class 10 stood at 99.66 per cent, it was 98.28 per cent for class 12.
Talking about Delhi and NCR region, Arathoon said Mansi Mishra of Holy Angel's School, Sahibabad, has topped the class 10 results scoring 97.6 per cent.
Shivali Malhotra and Bhavya Kulashreshtha of Shri Ram School, Aravali, jointly topped in class 12 scoring 98.75 per cent.