ISC: Out of 49 students in top 3 positions, 18 are from Lucknow
LUCKNOW : Lucknow students dominated the ISC Class 12 merit list in a big way. Out of top 49 students who made it to top 3 positions, 18 of them are from Lucknow.
The ISC results, along with that of ICSE Class 10, were declared on Monday.
Seven students jointly secured the first position in ISC as all of them scored 99.5% marks. Out of these seven, three are from Lucknow’s City Montessori School. The three first rank holders from Lucknow are Radhika Chandra, Saman Waheed and Sakshi Pradyumn.
The second position was shared by 17 students and four of whom were from Lucknow. They all secured 99.25%. The Lucknow second position holders are: Fiza Khan of Seth MR Jaipuria School; Nidhi Priya of Lucknow Public College, Sahara Estates, Jankipuram and Sanjeevani Hajra and Mansi Acharya, both of CMS.
Twenty-five students, including 11 from Lucknow, jointly shared the third position with 99% marks. The city’s third position holders are: Isha Bhasin and Aanandi Arjun, both from La Martiniere Girls’ College. The remaining 9 are from different branches of CMS, Lucknow: Muskan Tandon, Ibrahim Kamal, Shashwat Kumar, Ashutosh Singhal, Swasti Arya, Saumya Shikhar Mishra, Utkarsh Nigam, Shreshtha Gupta and Bhagyashree.
However, no Lucknow student could make it to the merit list of ICSE (Class X) exam.
Swayam Das of St Mary’s ICSE School, Navi Mumbai notched the first position with 99.40% in ICSE exam. Jasmine Kaur Chahal of St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar and Anokhi Amit Mehta of Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai jointly shared the second rank with 99.2%.
Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday said it was heartening to see that so many students from Lucknow made it to the merit list of ISC exams.
“My heartiest congratulations to all merit holders for doing their city and school proud,” Arathoon said.
He said this year the board decided to reduce the pass marks by two marks so as to get the passing criterion at par with other boards. The pass marks for ICSE was 33% instead of the earlier 35% while for ISC examination the pass marks was 35% instead of 40%, Arathoon said.
Jagdish Gandhi, CMS founder, said: “With its scintillating performance in the ICSE and ISC board exams, Lucknow has created a distinguished – indeed preeminent – place for itself on the academic map of India, and demonstrated its scholarly mettle in the national league table of schools.”
“I am thrilled that three All-India Rank 1 holders from Lucknow (out of seven nationally) are all from CMS Lucknow – akin to a hat-trick! CMS will give away cash award of Rs 1 lakh to all the 3 national toppers of ISC,” he said.
Anmol’s mother blessing him after his success in ISC.