New Delhi: An astounding 99.97 per cent of the candidates who took the Class-Ten Indian Certificate of Secondary Education examination, 2022, have qualified for higher studies. Out of the total 2,31,063 students who sat for the exam nationwide just 59 failed.
A whopping 110 students figure in the top three ranks, with four sharing the top spot with 499 marks out of 500 (99.98%).
At the second spot are 34 students with 498 marks (99.6%). The second-rank holders include J Athira, a student of St Thomas Residential School at Mukkala in Thiruvananthapuram district. She, meanwhile, came first in Kerala.
Gowri Arun, another student of the same school, is at the second place among Kerala students with 99.4% marks. She is the daughter of Dr Arun Sadasivan of Kumarapuram Mosque Lane and Dr Roshni Ramesh, a professor at Government Dental College. Her brother Ashwin, who is an engineering student, had secured the ICSE third rank in the state in 2018.
Vishnu U Prabhu, yet another student of St Thomas Residential School, Mukkala; Malavika Kishore and Devasree Vishnudas (both students of L'ecole Chempaka, Sreekaryam, Thiruvananthapuram), Joshbi Benny and Nayana Shaji Mekkunnel (both students of Mar Athanasius International School, Ernakulam) are the other Keralites who scored the top ranks. All of them got 99.2% marks.
100% success in Kerala
In Kerala 7,823 students wrote the exam at 162 schools and all of them passed, thus registering a 100% success.
ICSE Kerala Chapter Secretary Fr James Mullassery said that the students couldn’t score much in the objective type exams that were held in the first term. However, the in-person classes and the model exams in the second term had helped the students from Kerala fare better.
Among the 692 physically disabled students who wrote the exam in the country, 78 candidates scored more than 90% marks. Nine students among the 22 visually impaired candidates scored more than 90% marks.
New Delhi: The applications for revaluation of ICSE papers could be submitted until 23 July. Each paper carries a fee of Rs 1,000. Website: www.cisce.org.