While ICSE students needed 33 per cent to qualify, ISC students needed 35 per cent to clear the board exams.Though initially the council made a decision to implement it from next year, months later it chose to implement the changes this year onwards.Earlier, the pass percentages were 35 per cent and 40 per cent for ICSE and ISC students, respectively. Read aslo CLAT students face "tough" GK questions, fear it will affect score Lamiya Shums, director of Anand Niketan Shilaj, expressed satisfaction at the school's result.
Antra Kapoor said she heard of her rank from her teachers.
"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". Sumedh Ramteke (89%), student of Seventh Day Adventist School, said, "English was a sore spot for me since the grammar part was quite challenging".
She plays the violin in the school's orchestra, is part of the debate team and was simultaneously able to score ideal marks in mathematics, computers and social studies.
Similarly, students of Marie Poussepin's Academy also excelled in the exam as Mahi Harishkumar Yadav is the school topper with 94.14%. At the end of the day, it boils down to what you like to study and not what others would like you to study. "I want to pursue either economics or psychology as both are promising fields and deal directly with a human being's wellbeing", Prajapati adds. After all, she has worked hard for an entire year and deserves to hold a celebration.
Priya was full of goosebumps after seeing her result. "Half of my preparation was done only by paying attention in the class, and the rest is hard work", she said.
Her mother Rama Utpat, a homemaker said, "I am so happy with the score that she received". "I'm a Bharatnatyam dancer and I continued my practice throughout my exams", said Pendharkar.
An aspiring economist, Abhishek Agarwal has scored 99.25 per cent in ISC ( Commerce). Nagpur has just four schools affiliated to and from this year onwards, only Std X (known as ICSE) will be operational. But her parent, friends and teachers ensured she did well in the finals.
"It was my dream to top the national merit list, but I am more than glad to see it turn into a reality", said Abhijnan. "I have wisely used it and has not let it affect my studies". "I studied for 4-5 hours daily".
The pupil is hoping to pursue higher studies in computer science at National University of Singapore. What ever she does, she gives it her best. Talking to NT, Himanshu says, "I was not aware that I am the topper of my school". Her hyperthyroidism meant she could not concentrate on her studies.
In Assam Valley School in Sonitpur district, 141 students had appeared for ICSE and 106 for ISC. "I was determined to do well and stuck to my resolve".