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2 Bangalore students joint-toppers of ICSE; Karnataka pass rate 99.83%

Published On: 22 May 2014 | Last Updated On: 22 May 2014

Two students from Bangalore city have acquired the top positions in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination 2014 for Class X, conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The Results were declared on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Results can be accessed on the careers portal as well as the website of CICSE and through SMS.

Four students from Bangalore, Rourkela and Jamshedpur share the top percentage of 98.6%. The all-India pass rate is 98.28%. The pass rate of boys is 98.79% and for girls it is 97.88%.

The examination was held from Monday, March 3 to Saturday, March 29, 2014 in 2500 centers across India.  Altogether 1,49,087 students from 1,841 schools in India took the examination, out of which 82,859 or 55.58% were boys and 66,228 or 44.42% were girls.

The state of Karnataka bagged a whopping pass rate of 99.83% as well. Altogether 10,975 candidates from 231 schools in Karnataka took the examination. Students from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) have achieved more than 99% pass rate. However, 19 students from Karnataka could not clear the examination, out of which 15 are boys.

Schools from Bangalore have performed well, with several students acquiring more than 90% scores. Most students scored highly in Mathematics, Science as well as electives. However, a majority of the students could not score well in the languages. OMR sheets were used for the first time in ICSE examination 2014. As per teachers, the evaluation process needed to be extended by another ten days.

The southern region has achieved the top pass rate of 99.59%, followed by the western region at 99.41%. The southern region had also recorded the highest percentage of girls (49.20%) who took the examination. The pass percentage of overseas schools is 99.61%.

Last year’s ICSE Class X board Results were issued on Friday, May 17, 2013 and the pass rate was 98.20%.

Karnataka is also leading the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination Class XII Results this year with a pass rate of 98.38%. The Results were declared on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The state’s pass rate is significantly higher than the national pass rate of 95.27%, which is up from last year’s 95.15%.

Source: The Times of India

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