| St Joseph’s Convent High School students flash the victory sign after the ICSE results were declared on Wednesday. Picture by Ashok Sinha |
When Prateek got his ICSE result on Wednesday, he knew his father was proud.
A month before his ICSE examination kicked off on March 3, the student of Rose Bud School suddenly lost his father. His father, a 50-year-old businessman, had dreamt of seeing Prateek, his youngest son, become a chartered accountant. On Wednesday, the 16-year-old secured 76 per cent in the ICSE result and on his way to take up commerce in Class XI.
Prateek, who lives in a joint family, said: “It was my strong determination that kept me going. My family, too, supported me. One has to be focused. I cannot forget that my father wanted me to do well. I would always keep doing hard work to show him that I am trying to prove myself.”
As many as 1,49,087 students took ICSE (Class X) this year across the country with the overall pass percentage standing at 98.28 per cent, said Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations.
Prateek was among the 3,500 and odd students, who sat for their ICSE examination, in Patna.
Among the students who did well in the city included St Joseph’s Convent High School students Sakshi Kulshreshtha (97.4 per cent), Araish Aftab (96.6 per cent) and Kriti Kamna (96.2 per cent).
Don Bosco Academy, which had 487 students waiting for their ICSE results, was also made proud. Anshu secured 96.6 per cent with 100 in computers, while Sanket Kumar Singh scored 96.4 per cent. Tanay Rohatgi scored 96.2 per cent with 100 in mathematics, while Abhinav Kumar secured 96 per cent.
Kshitiz Kashyap, another student of Rose Bud School, got 95.4 per cent.
Girls again outperformed boys when the results were declared around 3pm. In all, 98.79 per cent of girls and 97.88 per cent of boys cleared the ICSE examination. Last year, the pass percentage was 98.78 per cent for girls and 97.73 per cent for boys.
Several schools such as St Joseph’s Convent High School and Notre Dame Academy have also came out with their admission notices.
At St Joseph’s Convent High School, application forms for admission to Class XI (science, arts and commerce) would be available from May 22. The last date to submit the forms is June 5.
The names of the candidates selected for admission would be announced on June 10, while the classes would commence on June 23.
Notre Dame Academy (a CBSE-affiliated school) would distribute registration forms for both ICSE and CBSE students till May 23. The selected students from ICSE schools and the home institution would get direct admission on May 24. An entrance test is also scheduled for May 26, the results of which would be declared on May 27.