Girls have once again done better than boys in the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The results for both ICSE and ISC were announced today( 17 May 2011).
In Class X exams the pass percentage of girls is 99.15 per cent while 98.19 per cent boys managed to clear the hurdle. The overall pass percentage is at 98.61, up by 0.30 per cent from 2010. A total of 67,144 (98.19 per cent) of the boys passed the Class X examination compared to 53,507 (99.15 per cent) of the girls.
The scenario is the same in Class XII where 98.40 per cent girls passed as compared to 96.30 per cent boys. The overall pass percentage is at 97.24, up by 0.13 per cent from 2010. In Class XII 30,540 (96.30 per cent) boys managed to clear the exam while 25,363 (98.40 per cent) girls were declared successful.
A total of 1,22,347 (68,382 boys and 53,965 girls) took the Class X examinations from 1,638 schools. The maximum number of students who took the Class X examination was from the Northern region comprising the states of Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi & NCR.
Northern region had 46,200 students appearing for the exam with 45,166 (97.76 per cent) managing to clear it. Eastern region saw 43,118 students taking the exam followed Southern region (20,500 students), Western (12,326) and foreign region (203).