Jamshedpur, May 6: The students of Steel City proved their merits once again by notching top three spots in the class 12th (ISC) examination conducted by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), New Delhi.
According to the merit list released from the CISCE, New Delhi—the first three toppers from Jharkhand in ISC hail from Jamshedpur with Ashutosh Kumar from Narbheram Hansraj English School scoring 98.50 per cent in ISC followed by Prakhar Sinha from The Tagore Academy with 98.25 per cent and Y. Ashutosh Bharadwaj of Little Flower School with 98 per cent.
In ICSE class X, three students from Jamshedpur– Ashish Sharma from Church School, Beldih, Prarthana Das from Sacred Heart Convent School and Pitush Agarwal from DBMS English School scored 98.4 per cent stood second in State also securing the highest in the city. Two students– Smriti Prakash from Carmel Junior College and Aayush Agarwal from DBMS English School scored 98.2 per cent to become the third state topper.
ISC topper Ashutosh Kumar said: “I am happy with my performance. I am keeping my fingers crossed and I want to pursue my career in the field of research.” Sharing his aim in life Prakhar Sinha who cracked IIT JEE Mains exam said: “Regardless of which ever field I take up as a career my motto would be to ensure development of India with the small contributing of mine. I am looking forward to make a career in the field of research,”he stated.
Meanwhile scorching heat failed to dampen the spirits of the achievers as the internet cafes witnessed a huge rush on Friday as curious students thronged the cyber houses to know the results.
According to information, Jharkhand scored an overall pass percentage of 98.72 per cent in ICSE and 96.47 per cent in ISC. The state with a total number of 10,427 students across 94 schools in class X out of which 5553 that is 53.26 per cent were boys and 46.74 per cent were girls. In ISC 4,193 students across 49 schools appeared from Jharkhand out of which 2028 (48.37 per cent) were boys and 2165 (51.63 per cent) were girls.
Both in ICSE and ISC, girls have outperformed boys. The pass percentage for girls in ICSE was calculated at 99.16 per cent whereas boys were 98.34 per cent. In class XII girls’ pass percentage stands at 97.09 per cent as compared to 95.81 per cent boys.
Nonetheless, the toppers of the city who have made their school and family proud with their performance have are looking forward to excel in their professional life too. Schools by and large expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the results. “Our students have shown their mettle in the academic fields. We wish them all the best for their future,” said Father Sebastian, principal Loyola School.