Kerala girls Fiona Edwin and Nimitha Jose Edassery did the State proud by securing the all-India second rank in the ISC (Class 12 ) and ICSE (Class 10) examinations respectively the results of which were declared by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Tuesday.
Fiona, a student of L’ecole Chempaka here, secured 99.75% marks in the ISC examinations, while Nimitha, a student of St. Patrick’s Academy, Angamaly, scored 99.4% in the ICSE examinations.
The pass percentage for the ISC examinations in the State was 98.97%, while it was 99.45 last year. In the ICSE examinations, the pass percentage was 99.91. Last year, it was slightly higher at 99.96.
In the State merit list, four students shared the second rank in the ISC examinations – Meenakshi S., Krishnendu E., Shreya Smitha, and Anushca Thomas (99.25%). The third rank was shared by Ankita Radhakrishnan and Jerry John Thomas (99%).
Three students shared the second rank in the ICSE examinations – Namrata Nandagopal, Riya Renu Thomas, and Parthiv S. Rao (98.6%). Four students shared the third rank – Yashit Jain, Archa M., Sneha Mariam John, and Donel Chacko Baby (98.4%).
This year, as many as 2,727 students appeared for the ISC examinations from 65 schools in the State. Of the 2,727 students, 1,327 were boys and 1,400 were girls.
In the ICSE examinations, 7,944 students sat for the examination from 162 schools. Of the total, 3,794 were boys and 4,150 girls.
Girls outperformed boys in both the examinations. In the ISC examinations, they secured a pass percentage of 99.64, while boys achieved 98.27.
In the ICSE examinations, girls notched up a pass percentage of 99.95 to boys’ 99.87.
As many as 61 Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates took the ISC examination, securing a pass percentage of 96.72, while one Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidate took the exam and passed. From Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, 1,216 candidates appeared for the examination, achieving a pass percentage of 98.6.
In the ICSE examinations, 160 SC and six ST candidates appeared, achieving a pass percentage of 100 each. As many as 3,769 OBC candidates took the examinations, securing a pass percentage of 99.87%.