Girls outshine boys in ICSE, ISC board examsMay 20th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Girls again outshone boys in the ICSE and ISC board examination results declared across India Wednesday, with Class 10 students recording a pass percentage of 98.05 percent and Class 12 of 97.08 percent.
In the Class 10 Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE), the pass percentage of girls was 98.14 percent, while that of boys was 96.90 percent. Both Class 10 and 12 exams were conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination.
In the Class 12 Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC), the pass percentage of girls, at 98.18 percent, was better than that of boys at 96.21 percent.
The overall pass percentage in both Class 10 and 12 have improved marginally over last year.
For Class 10, the pass percentage was 98.05 percent - 0.01 percent higher than last year. For Class 12, the figure was 97.08 percent, which was 0.04 percent better than last year.
A total 108,217 students - of which 60,812 were boys and 47,405 girls - took the ICSE exams in India this year.
In ISC, 52,552 students sat for the exam. Of this 29,207 were boys and 23,345 were girls.