Ayush Banerjee has topped the ISC exams 2014 with 99.4 percentile. The results were declared by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Saturday.
Ayush, a student of Loyola School in Jamshedpur(Jharkhand), has also secured 217th rank in the JEE (Mains) and is preparing for JEE (Advance) scheduled for May 25, reported IANS.
Son of Pradeep Kumar Banerjee, chief researcher in research and development department of Tata Steel, and Anuradha Banerjee, Ayush wishes to pursue mechanical engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He scored 97.6 per cent in Class 10.
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 98.38 - much higher than the national mark of 95.27 per cent. As many as 1,360 students from 26 schools wrote the exam.
In Delhi-NCR, the pass percentage is 97.41 per cent. The joint toppers for Delhi zone are Shivam Garg, St Joseph Academy, Ghaziabad and Anaqat Kamboj, Shri Ram School, Gurgaon, both scoring 98.25 per cent.
Girls have once again left behind boys in pass percentage. Girls have achieved a pass percent 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 per cent of girls and 93.91 per cent of boys had cleared the ISC examination.
This year, 68,723 candidates appeared for the 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 (www.careers.cisce.org) 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.
CISCE conducted ICSE Class 10 examination results will be declared on May 21, 2014 at 3 PM