With a score of 99.75%, 18 students from across the country topped the CISCE Class XII examinations, the results of which were declared on Sunday.
This means these students missed out on a perfect 400/400 by just one grade in English and their top three subjects.
Like the CBSE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), too, has conducted two board examinations for the academic year 2021-22 at the end of two semesters instead of one year-end examination. However, unlike CBSE, CISCE has decided to give equal weightage to the marks of both semesters while calculating the final results.
58 students share the second place with 99.5% and 78 students share the third place with 99.25%.
Upasana Mandi, a student of Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, who stood first, said that though she was happy with her score, she was focused on her next step. “Right now, I’m just getting ready for the next step, which is college admissions,” she said, adding that she wants to major in something along the lines of microbiology and biotechnology.
Overall, 99.38% of the 96,940 candidates who appeared for the exams passed. Girls recorded a slightly higher pass percentage of 99.52% while boys scored 99.26%.
While all regions achieved a pass percentage of over 99%, the southern region has the highest pass percentage with a pass percentage of 99.81%.
The Board did not conduct the Class XII exams last year due to the unstable situation of Covid-19 and proposed an alternative scheme of evaluation and 99.76% candidates passed.