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Twin exams raise the bar

Notching up a neat ninety was as easy as pie for this year’s ICSE and ISC candidates in Jharkhand with roughly a third of them exceeding this benchmark of academic excellence as the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations declared the results on Friday afternoon.

Around 10,000 students had appeared for their Class X examinations from the state in February-March, while 5,000 took the test for Class XII. Ajit Xess, the co-ordinator for Ranchi, said the pass percentage for ICSE was 99.4 and that for ISC was 98.

Ranchi’s 28 affiliated schools had 3,000 ICSE and 700 ISC candidates this year. Among them, at least 30 per cent scored an aggregate of 90 per cent or above, not to mention even better subject-wise marks.

In Jamshedpur, 3,500 children from 29 cradles appeared for their Class X exam, while 2,500 from 20 of these schools took their Class XII challenge. Around 800-odd candidates cleared their exams with flying colours, if 90 per cent is taken the benchmark.

Likewise, from Bokaro’s two affiliated schools — St Xavier’s and De Nobili (Chandrapura) — there were around 605 examinees. School authorities claimed cent per cent success rate, while 60 per cent of ICSE candidates flaunted the enviable scorecard. In ISC, 65 per cent students received nearly 90 per cent aggregate.

Dhanbad remained a distant cousin, although there was no dearth of individual performers. From its nine schools, 1,100 appeared for ICSE and 600 for ISC. Around 120 Class X examinees notched up ninety, while the figure was below 60 in case of ISC.

Subject-wise, mathematics, computer application and science remained on A-list.

Ekta Kumari of Rajendra Vidyalaya, Jamshedpur, scored 97.8 per cent. Class X student of St Xavier’s, Ranchi, Shashank Shekhar scored a perfect 100 in mathematics and computers, while his ICSE aggregate was 97.6 per cent. He shares the rank with De Nobili’s Shubham Roy. and Shruti Rajlakshmi of Jamshedpur’s Loyola School and Utkarsh Tyagi of Hill Top School.

“My mantra was hard work and nothing else,” said Shashank, also an IIT aspirant.

In ISC (science), Anugrah Agnihotri of DBMS English School scored 98 per cent; in commerce, Pooja Parwal of DBMS English School bagged 97.25 per cent; and in arts, Alokparna Chatterjee of Sacred Heart Convent School received 93.25 per cent.

St Xavier’s (Ranchi) principal Father Ajit Xess said results had improved “tremendously”. “I am happy with our ISC students. Also, 25 have cracked the IIT-Main.”

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