PUNE: Girls in the state registered 100% pass percentage in the ICSE and ISC exams, the results of which were announced on Saturday by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.
The Maharashtra girls’ feat assumes significance in a year when all central boards cancelled their board examinations and decided to evaluate the students based on an internal assessment formula. India’s success rate in ICSE (Class X) rose to 99.98% compared to 99.3% in 2020. Similarly, in ISC (Standard XII), the pass percentage went up from 96.8% in 2020 to 99.76%. No merit list was released this year.
Maharashtra result statistics mirrored the good performance of the all India data as both ICSE and ISC success rates improved to 100% and 99.94% from the last year’s 99.9% and 98.5%, respectively. Only one boy in Class X and two boys in Standard XII were termed unsuccessful this year.
Schools in Pune registered 100% pass percentage with a large number of students scoring over 90%. In Wisdom World School, Wakad, 120 students out of 129 scored above 90%. A total of 22 students scored 98% and above, said Principal J Simoes.
Out of the 115 students who registered their names in Magarpatta City Public School, as many as 107 scored above 90% marks. Out of a total of 173 students of Pawar Public School, Hadapsar, as many as 127 scored above 90% marks.
The high scores are likely to impact admission to undergraduate courses wherever the admissions are based on Class XII marks and not on entrance examinations.
Payam Shoghi, the principal of Riverdale International Residential School, said, “The children have done very well in their board examinations under very difficult circumstances. Attending online classes is never as productive as in-person classes, yet the students did their best to derive maximum benefit from them. Also, the uncertainty around the exams was very stressful for the students. All in all, this year’s school results have been excellent, and the students have really performed well in challenging circumstances.”
R I Katawati, the principal of Hutchings High School and Junior College, opined that while the marks obtained by the students were good, there would be a greater sense of achievement had they appeared for the board exam.