UAE | Education

Girls outshine boys yet again in Indian board's class 12 results

DPS Sharjah, IHS Dubai lead the way in number of distinctions

  • By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 May 29, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News
  • Students check the notice board for the Grade 12 CBSE exam results at Indian High School, Dubai. In the UAE, many schools have secured 100 per cent results and a high percentage of students have scored distinctions.

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

Alisha Arif Shaikh, 18

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.

Pass rate declines

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.

Comments (6)

  1. Added 16:22 May 29, 2012

    Congrats for all the achievers

    jisha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 15:17 May 29, 2012

    Hip Hip Hurray!!! Hats off To the Principals and Teachers for their hard work and support rendered towards their students. All the Best for your future endeavours.

    Mathew Litty, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 12:13 May 29, 2012

    Congratulations to Ananth for his High Achievement.It is note worthy at this juncture to praise the commendable effort of the Principal and teachers of DPS sharjah in bringing out such a good result in Grades 10 and 12.

    Veena Nair, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 12:07 May 29, 2012

    Congrats and best wishes to all those students who have made their parents and schools proud. Welcome to the Rat Race. This is just the beginning. :)

    Sujah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 11:32 May 29, 2012

    Hearty congrats to all who succeeded. Hard work had paid off. Those who have not succeeded, please dont lose your hopes. Remember, failure is the step stone of success. Work hard to earn success.

    RAO, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 09:54 May 29, 2012

    Congratulations to Anant Srinivas and Anu Ramesh who are the pride of their schools and parents

    Sheeja, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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