KOLKATA/LUCKNOW:The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Monday declared the results for both Class XII and Class X, with girls yet again excelling boys. Class XII saw a pass percentage of 96.47, while 98.53 per cent students passed Class X. Ananya Maity from the Heritage School in Kolkata emerged as the Class XII ISC-2017 all-India topper with 99.5 per cent.
Maity said students should study the subjects he or she loves. “There is no point in studying for the sake of it,” she told The New Indian Express. The Humanities student of wants to pursue Psychology for graduation. Asked how she prepared for the examination, Ananya said she just concentrated on studies during study hours. “I did not put in any extra effort. Just passionately studied my subjects,” she said.
Three students from Lucknow also secured the top three positions in the ISC examinations-2017. While Ayushi Srivastava from City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar, bagged the all-India second place in ISC (Class XII) by securing 99.25 per cent, Yukta Meena from St Agnes’ Loreto Day School and Vedanshi Gupta from City Montessori School, Rajinder Nagar, ranked all-India third in the national merit list by scoring 99 per cent.
Ayushi shared the second position at the national level with three others — Devesh Lakhotia from St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata; Rishika Dharwal from Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai; and Keerthana Srikanth from Scottish High International School, Gurugram. Yukta and Vedanshi of Lucknow are among five students who secured the third position at the national level.
Ayushi said she was hopeful of scoring good marks but standing second in the national merit list was beyond her imagination. She scored centums in Mathematics and Physical Education, with 98 in English and 99 in Commerce. She said she owed her success to her parents — father Ashok Kumar, a chief engineer at UP Power Corporation Limited, and mother Sunita Srivastava, a home maker. She now aspires to pursue BCom (Hons) or Economic (Hons) from Delhi University.
For Yukta, who claimed to have not expected anything, the result has come as a pleasant surprise. She now aspires to acquire a honours degree in Physics from Delhi University or some other prestigious college.
Vedanshi, who also bagged the third rank, dreams of studying in Shri Ram College of Commerce. “I want to go for either BCom (Hons) or Economics (Hons),” she said, and added that she sees herself as a CEO of a multinational firm in future.