Similarly, in the Class 10 examination, the pass percentage of girls is 98.95 per cent while that of boys is 98.15 per cent. At Hutchings High School, the result was again 100 per cent with Mehek Bhadra topping in commerce with 91 per cent and Neeta Victor secured 89.5 per cent in science. 2,161 schools with ICSE students and 1,034 with ISC had been part of the nationwide examination procedure. The southern region was followed by the western region with a pass percentage of 99.67 in ISCE and 97.22 in ISC.
She opined that one reason for difference in results of class 10 and 12 is that students change their boards after class 10. Their topper was Archit Chouhan with 98 per cent and 76 students got more than 90 per cent. Vidya Valley School, too, had cause to celebrate with 31 out of 88 students scoring over 94 per cent. Aditya Sriram and Pranav Mishra topped the school with 98.6 per cent while Pradyun Ramesh was third with 97.2 per cent.
Shining in exams is not only a result of mugging up, say students who have excelled in the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) exams. While a parent said, "We have supported our children as the curriculum is tough and includes a serie of tests".
Lavanya Rajendra Tembhurne has secured 92.57% and stands second in the school along with Harsh Wasnik who secured third rank with 91.57%. "I even used to take break and log on to social media", said Abhishek, whose phone kept ringing while he shared his success formula.
Rajat said, "I was anticipating a good score as I had put in a lot of hard work throughout the year". "I would analyse what I wanted to study on a particular day and study accordingly". For the second position there was a tie between two students Sakina Kausarali Jamali and Badrul Jamali Huzefa Ali who secured 92% marks. "More so, we have many students from school who have scored really well despite being very busy in sports activities at state and national levels", said Norina Fernandes, principal of the Lilavatibai Podar high school which four toppers in the national merit list. "I did it all on my own through a target-based study method", she said. A total of 48 students secured 90% and above while another 100 students scored 80% and above marks. It's always my dream to pursue the honours course at Delhi University. Also, there was no spiking of marks. Unlike most toppers, she did not have specific hours to study, she admits.
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".
Ruling out coaching classes entirely, she emphasised that self-study and her classes in school buoyed her up for the exams. "I have wisely used it and has not let it affect my studies". "I was determined to do well and stuck to my resolve". "That made this score even sweeter", she beams.