Dubai: UAE schools secured near perfect scores with a pass rate of above 99 per cent in the All India Senior School Certificate exam results that were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) Monday.
In the UAE, 3,325 students appeared for the Class 12 exams from 29 schools. Only 26 students failed to qualify.
I knew the results were due today and was on tenterhooks all night. When I finally received a call at 11.30am from the school with the news that I had topped the Commerce stream, I felt all those sleepless nights had paid off
Across the Gulf, 8,996 students appeared for the exams — 4,250 boys and 4,746 girls — with 95.8 per cent passing, bettering last year's result of 94.2 per cent.
Girls continued their dominance over boys in the Gulf with a pass rate of 97.68, while only 93.69 per cent of the boys passed.
Overall, the pass rate has declined from 80.88 in 2011 to 80.19 this year.
In the UAE, many schools have secured 100 per cent results and a high percentage of students have scored distinctions, with DPS Sharjah and IHS Dubai leading the way.
In DPS Sharjah, 78.3 per cent of students scored aggregates of above 80 per cent, while 64 per cent of students in IHS Dubai scored distinction.
Anant Srinivas Subramanian topped across all streams in the UAE with 98.2 per cent while Anu Rameshan of Emirates National School Sharjah secured the second spot overall with 97.2 per cent marks in the Science stream.
IHS Dubai's Vivek Venkatraman, who scored 97 per cent, is a topper in the science stream for Dubai. He secured third spot overall.
In the capital, students from the Abu Dhabi Indian School topped both the Science and Commerce streams. While Homagni Ghosh and Christin David Bose both achieved 96.6 per cent in the Science stream, Alisha Arif Shaikh scored 96.6 per cent in the Commerce stream.
"I knew the results were due today and was on tenterhooks all night. When I finally received a call at 11.30am from the school with the news that I had topped the Commerce stream, I felt all those sleepless nights had paid off,"18-year-old Shaikh told Gulf News.
Rex Mathew Mathew achieved the highest percentage in the Science stream at the Indian Islahi Islamic School with 95.6 per cent, while Sheena Varghese achieved 92.8 per cent, topping the Commerce stream.