Schools with 100 per cent result include Anand Niketan ( Satellite and Shilaj), Zydus School, Vejalpur, Lalji Mehrotra Lions School, SGVP International, JG International, New Tulip International (ICSE), and Madhav International (ICSE). Aniket Tendulkar topped the school with 98.8 per cent, followed closely by Nandini Agarwal with 98.6 per cent and Sherlene Pradhan with 98 per cent. Anurag Tendulkar had the fourth position with 97.8 per cent while Vedanshi Shah ranked fifth with 97.4 per cent. Vidya Pratishthan's Magarpatta City Public School secured a 100 per cent result in Class X, with Rajani Utpat securing 99.2 per cent, placing her first in the school and second across the country.
Among the toppers, a majority of students are from Mumbai as over 18,975 students appeared for Class 10 and 2,529 students appeared for Class 12 in Maharashtra.
Swayam Das is from St Mary's ICSE School, Koparkhairane.
"This year we have a world topper in ISC despite having the largest cohort ever", said Nargish Khambatta, principal and chief executive officer of Gems Modern Academy. The candidates appearing for ICSE board achieved a pass percentage of 98.15 percent in 2018 against 98.53 percent in 2017; while it is 96.21 percent for ISC in 2018 against 96.47 percent in 2017.
Soni Sagarika from Mount Carmel High School scored 93.5 per cent in the ISC commerce stream, while Shweta Singh and Astha Jain from St Joseph's Convent High School, Bankipore, scored 94.25 per cent in the arts stream.
Poddar High School had more reason to be proud as two more of their wards - Priya Khajanchi and Rakshita Deshmukh share the 2nd rank with 15 other students, all of whom got 99.25%. "There were times I was not able to go to school but my teachers were very supportive and helped me even after school hours".
While the announcement of examination results often spark a feeling of unrest or stress amongst students and teachers, the atmosphere in the schools as well as the homes of their students continues to be, just days before their results. In Class 12, the top score was 99.5 per cent, bagged by seven students from across the country. I used to take part in sporting activities.
"I really enjoy swimming and playing guitar so that's what I did when I was on a break", she said. At the end of the day, it boils down to what you like to study and not what others would like you to study. She is also the council topper in two subjects.
She said, "Though I compromised on television and time spent on my phone, classical music and dance are two things I loved and would not give up". It's always my dream to pursue the honours course at Delhi University.
Her mother Rama Utpat, a homemaker said, "I am so happy with the score that she received". She scored full marks in political science, her favourite subject, and 99 in economics. "Half of my preparation was done only by paying attention in the class, and the rest is hard work", she said. "I have wisely used it and has not let it affect my studies". We want to support her in every step of her life. I was determined to continue with them even during my Class X year.