Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, May 18: As a matter of pride for the state, Oriya boy Tejan Tapan Sahoo came out as one of the three joint toppers in the ICSE examination this year. Sahoo bagged 99.20 per cent in Class X and became one of the toppers.
Sahoo, who brings pride to the state, was studying at St Mary’s School at Navi Mumbai. He scored 496 out of 500. He dedicated his success to his parents and friends who supported him during his hard time. He told media that the success is the ultimate result of his hard work.
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared results Monday for both Class XII, which saw a pass percentage of 96.28, and Class X with 98.49 per cent as girls once again outshone boys.
ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) Examination, 2015, showed a marginal increase in pass percentages over the previous year’s results, said Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the council.
While Class X registered a slight increase of 0.21 per cent, Class XII showed a 1.01 per cent increase as compared to previous year’s result.
For Class X, the pass percentage of girls was 98.95 as against boys which was 98.12 per cent, he said, adding girls have performed better than boys in Class XII results also with a pass percentage of 97.49 per cent against boys’ 95.27 per cent.
In the Class XII results, the top rank was secured by Arkya Chatterjee from Vivekanand Mission School, Kolkata, who scored 99.75 per cent marks. The second position was bagged by four students with 99.50 per cent marks while the third rank by 13 students who scored 99.25 per cent marks.
The top position in Class X result was shared by three students — Sougata Chowdhury from St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata; Ananya Harshad Patwardhan, Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Mumbai; and Tezan Papan Sahu of St Mary’s ICSE School, Navi Mumbai. Each of them scored 99.20 per cent marks.
The second position was bagged by three students scoring 99 per cent marks and the third place by 11 students securing 98.80 per cent marks. A total of 1,58,833 students including over 70,000 girls appeared in the ICSE this year.