Ayush Banerjee, a student from Jharkhand, has topped the ISC exams held in February to April 2014 with 99.4 percentile. The results were declared by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Saturday (May 17, 2014).
Ayush of Loyola School in Jamshedpur, has also secured 217 marks in the JEE (Main) 2014 and is preparing for JEE (Advanced) scheduled for May 25, 2014.
Ayush is son of Pradeep Kumar Banerjee who is chief researcher in Research and Development Department of Tata Steel. His mother Anuradha Banerjee, wishes him to pursue Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He had scored 97.6 percent in Class 10.
On the other hand, the joint second all India toppers are Shruti Agarwal, City Montessori Inter College, Lucknow and Rohini Chandrasekar, Sheiling House, Kanpur, both scoring 99 percent.
The toppers aggregate are calculated from the scores in English and three other best scored subjects.
State wise, Karnataka fared the best with a pass percentage of 98.38 – much higher than the national mark of 95.27 percent. As many as 1,360 students from 26 schools wrote the exam.
In Delhi-NCR, the pass percentage is at 97.41 percent. The joint toppers for Delhi zone are Shivam Garg, St Joseph Academy, Ghaziabad and Anaqat Kamboj, Shri Ram School, Gurgaon, both scoring 98.25 percent.
Girls have once again left behind boys in pass percentage. Girls have achieved a pass percentage of 96.58 and boys have scored a pass percentage of 94.18. The total pass percentage stood at 95.27, an increase of 0.12% over last year. In 2013, 96.66 percent of girls and 93.91 percent of boys had cleared the ISC examination.
This year, 68,723 candidates had appeared for class 12th exam conducted by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) in 48 written subjects of which 14 are Indian languages and 5 are foreign languages.
Students faced much inconvenience as the council’s website that was supposed to host the results crashed due to excessive load. It was only around 6 PM that the council uploaded the ISC results on a different link – www.cisce.org/results, which could be accessed only by candidates and not schools.
Also, results of Class 10 examination conducted by ICSE will be declared on May 21, 2014 at 3 PM.