Monday, 22 October, 2018

ICSE, ISC results: Pune girl second ISC topper in country

Swayam Das CISCE students confident of good results, stay calm before big day
Samantha Long | 15 May, 2018, 17:10

In the Class 10 examination, 98.95 percentage of girls passed the exams with flying colours, while 98.15 percentage of boys managed to do the same. From a total of 143 students with learning disabilities, 13 have scored above 90 per cent. The management, principal and staff of all CISCE schools have congratulated their students on their achievement and wished them all success in their future endeavours. Aniket Tendulkar topped the school with 98.8 per cent, followed closely by Nandini Agarwal with 98.6 per cent and Sherlene Pradhan with 98 per cent. Anurag Tendulkar had the fourth position with 97.8 per cent while Vedanshi Shah ranked fifth with 97.4 per cent. Vidya Pratishthan's Magarpatta City Public School secured a 100 per cent result in Class X, with Rajani Utpat securing 99.2 per cent, placing her first in the school and second across the country.

Speaking about the change, Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of CISCE, said, "It has been decided that from 2019, the board will also make papers for the final examination of Classes IX and XI ...and send it to the schools affiliated to us".

In all, Mumbai had seven students in ICSE and six in ISC toppers' lists. There are 12 third all India rank holders and all have 99 percent marks while the first rank holder Swayam Das from Navi Mumbai St Mary's School has 99.40 percent marks.

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. The third position was shared by 12 students who scored 99 per cent each. 25 per cent marks in the ISC (commerce) examination.

"I think hard work is the only mantra of success". "I would analyse what I wanted to study on a particular day and study accordingly".

Aakanksha Rai, a grade 12 pupil at Gems Modern Academy, claimed the second highest spot by scoring 99.25 per cent in her exams. She scored full marks in political science, her favourite subject, and 99 in economics.

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"I really enjoy swimming and playing guitar so that's what I did when I was on a break", she said. She plans to pursue CA course alongside BCom.

Said Utpat, "I got to know my marks and also that the top rank in India was bagged by a boy with 99.4 per cent".

"It is heartening to note that our top academic achievers are also all-rounders, finding the right balance between their focus on academics and their extra-curricular pursuits".

Ruling out coaching classes entirely, she emphasised that self-study and her classes in school buoyed her up for the exams. "I love history and want to later specialise in it, and so I chose the stream".

Her mother Rama Utpat, a homemaker said, "I am so happy with the score that she received". "I used to study nearly the entire day and had two hours as spare time", she says. "That was the best moment of my life", she quips.

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