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         Posted on :09:05:36 May 15, 2018
       Last edited on:09:05:36 May 15, 2018
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state has registered a commendable performance in the Class X Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Class XII Indian School Certificate (ISC) examinations, the results of which were announced.

S. Aditya Krishna of Kuriakose Elias English Medium School, Kottayam, and Lekshmi S Sunil of St. Thomas Residential School, Thiruvananthapuram, made the state proud by securing the second and third positions respectively at the national level in the ISC examinations.

Students from the state excelled in the examination by ensuring a considerably higher pass percentage than the national average. The pass percentages secured by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)-affiliated schools in the State were 99.96 for ICSE and 99.45 for ISC, while the corresponding national averages were 98.51 and 96.21 respectively. Notably, the southern region registered the best pass percentage (98.38) at the national-level.

While S Aditya Krishna and Lekshmi S. Sunil came first and second respectively in the state merit list at the ISC level, Arjun Satheesh of Trinity Lyceum, Kollam, secured the third position.

In the ICSE examinations, Sameera S Prakash of St. Thomas Residential School, Thiruvananthapuram and Sreelakshmi S Menon of Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School, Thrissur jointly occupied the first position in the State. Gouri Prasad of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Thiruvananthapuram, stood second.

The third position was shared by Sreeraj R of Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Mavelikkara; Vishaal Harry Panchavilayil of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram; Ashwin Arun of St. Thomas Residential School, Thiruvananthapuram; and Rishikesh Panicker V. of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Thiruvananthapuram.

While 7,692 students (4,068 girls and 3624 boys) from 154 schools appeared for the ICSE examinations from the State, as many as 2,927 students (1,509 girls and 1,418 boys) from 62 schools appeared for the ISC examinations.

According to information issued by the CISCE, girls fared better than boys in both the ICSE and ISC examinations. Besides, 220 Scheduled Caste and 12 Scheduled Tribe community students appeared for the examinations in both levels and achieved a 100% pass percentage.

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