The ICSE and ISC results were declared on Saturday and students in most schools appeared happy with the marks awarded to them.
The all-India pass percentage in ICSE is 99.98 percent this year. In ISC the overall pass percentage stood at 99.76 per ent.
At several states 100 percent pass percentage was recorded in both exams.
Heads of several schools said most of their students appeared happy with the marks awarded to them in most of the papers.
However, in some schools students were disappointed with their marks in some subjects in which they were expecting 96 to 100 per cent marks.
An ISC candidate from La Martiniere for Girls School in Kolkata said she had expected between 96 and 100 per cent marks in history. But the results showed her score in history is 87 per cent. Whereas in psychology in which she was expecting in 80s, she has scored 97 per cent marks.
In schools like St Augustine’s Day School Shyamnagar, Albany Hall, Julien Day School Kalyani and Ram Mohan Mission High School students said they were happy with the marks in almost every subject.
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, that conducts the ICSE and ISC exams cancelled the board exams this year in view of the aggressive second wave of Covid-19 and the results were prepared based on a formula devised by the council.
To tabulate the results, the CISCE had decided on some broad parameters which were used for the compilation of marks.
In ICSE the average marks scored by students in various tests in classes IX and X and internal assessment marks and practical exam and project work scores were taken into account for calculating the marks.
In ISC the average marks of the students in various tests in Classes XI and XII, Class X board marks in English and best four subjects and marks obtained in project work and practical exams in Class XII were taken into account.
The data submitted by the schools were analysed by reputed statisticians of premiere institutions for devising the methodology for computing the marks.
No merit list was published as the exams could not be held.
The results showed that girls outshone boys in ISC. In ICSE girls and boys achieved the same pass percentage. In ISC the overall pass percentage of girls is 99.86 percent and boys is 99.66.
In ICSE both girls and boys have achieved 99.98 per cent.
“This year has been an extremely difficult one for the entire country, with the Second Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic wreaking havoc and impacting every aspect of life, especially the educational sector. In spite of the severe crisis, the CISCE, has against all odds and difficult circumstances, prepared, and tabulated the results for the ICSE (Class X) & ISC (Class XII) Year 2021 Examinations,” said Gerry Arathoon, secretary and chief executive of CISCE.National, News