Muskan Abdullah Pathan, who topped the ICSE Class X examination with 99.4 per cent, said she was surprised and overwhelmed after checking the result online.
“Until eighth standard, I did not even appear in the top five, but in the ninth standard, I stood first in the school. Thereafter, I started getting good marks,” said Muskan, a student of Hutchings School, Pune.
Muskan, a swimmer and a badminton player said she wants to choose a career in medicine.
Her father Abdullah is a software engineer and mother Shakira a doctor.
Muskan and Bengaluru’s Ashwin Rao have scored 99.4 per cent to top the ICSE Class X exam.
The ICSE had today declared results for both class XII and class X as girls once again outshone boys.
Class XII saw a pass percentage of 96.47 while 98.53 per cent students passed class X.
Kolkata Girl Ananya Maity has emerged as the class XII all India topper with 99.5 per cent and Punes Muskan Abdulla Pathan and Bengalurus Ashwin Rao have jointly topped the Class X exams with 99.4 per cent each.
ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) Examination, 2017, showed a marginal increase in pass percentages over the previous years results, said Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the Council.