KOLKATA: Girls have performed better than the boys both in ICSE and ISC examinations in the state. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the results of Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) examinations across the country on Monday. In Bengal, the pass percentage amongst girls has been 98.22 percent in ICSE, while for boys it is 97.33 percent. In ISC, nearly 97.82 percent girls have passed whereas around 94.56 percent boys secured pass marks. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe overall pass percentage in ICSE has been 97.72 percent and 96.06 percent in ISC.While 33,898 candidates had appeared for ICSE exam in the state, 23,000 appeared for ISC. The number of boys and girls who had appeared in ICSE was 19,163 and 14,735 respectively whereas the figures stand 12,443 and 10,557 respectively in ISC.As many as 8 students from the state have secured more than 99 percent marks in ISC. Kaushiki Dasgupta Chaudhuri of St. Xavier’s Institution Panihati bagged 99.50 percent. While three students namely Jaydeep Basu of Modern English Academy Barrackpore, Risav Jalan of Don Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedBosco Liluah and Asmita Sarkar of Modern High School for Girls have secured 99.25 percent, four others namely Adittya Pal of Garden High School, Aman Choudhury of Don Bosco Siliguri, Aryaman Jain of Don Bosco Park Circus and Sumedha Ghosh of La Martiniere for Girls got 99 percent.In ICSE, Sphira Pandey of Heritage School in Kolkata and Anuraag Ghosh of Aryans School of Kolkata have bagged 99 percent each. Archisman Ghosh from MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School has secured 98.8 percent. “I was hopeful of securing good marks but 99 percent have come as a surprise. I want to take up research work in science, become a professor and dream of teaching in a national level university,” Sphira said.Anurag wants to pursue a career in Engineering and has opted for science in ISC. “I thank my parents and teachers for their enormous support,” said Anurag who loves to play and watch cricket.