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CICSE and CBSE results 2022: ‘Batch of Stoics’ UAE students celebrate exam success

by Tabitha BardaJuly 26, 2022

UAE schools are celebrating exam success this week in the wake of some outstanding CBSE and CICSE results for many of the country’s students.

The CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exam results were finally revealed on Friday 22 July, after a nail-biting wait that saw students and teachers on tenterhooks following reports of delays in results being released.

Meanwhile the CISCE Board’s Grade 12 ISC results were announced yesterday on Sunday 24 July, following the earlier release of the Grade 10 ISC results on 17 July.

The majority of students at Indian-curriculum schools in the UAE take the CBSE exams, while a small number of Dubai schools offer the CISCE Board option.

India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared that the overall pass percentage globally across all subjects for the Grade 12 exams was 92.71%, with a total of 1,435,366 candidates sitting the exams. Across the 198 CBSE schools outside of India (“foreign schools”), there was a pass rate of 93.98%, with a total of 18,774 candidates sitting the exams. The global, overall pass percentage for Class 10 is 94.4%.

For the first time this year both the CBSE and CICSE exams were conducted across two terms; the first term was held in November-December in 2021, while the second term happened in May-June. It is expected that both Boards will revert to the previous format in the 2023 exams.

The ‘Batch of Stoics’ Class of 2022

Both CBSE and CISCE students have faced numerous obstacles due to the Covid pandemic, with unexpected changes to the exam procedure adding a sense of uncertainty to an already anxious period.

This might seem to be reflected in the overall pass percentage, which this year fell to 92.71 per cent for the CBSE Class 12 (previously 99.37% in 2021) and to 94.4% for Class 10 (99.04% in 2021). However, a drop like this was to be expected because last year’s results were estimated based on teacher predictions, as final board exams were not sat in 2021 due to pandemic precautions. In fact, the overall pass percentages for 2022, for both CBSE Grade 10 and 12 results, are actually higher than the years prior to 2021.

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This illustrates how, despite a challenging year, both CISCE and CBSE students in the UAE and across the world have produced some stellar results – leading them to be dubbed ‘The batch of stoics’ by educators and parents because of their courage in the face of adversity.

Advik Unni from GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail celebrates scoring 95.6% in his CBSEs with a pot plant a cake given to him by the school

Nargish Khambatta, Principal/CEO of GEMS Modern Academy and Vice President – Education at GEMS Education, explains:

“When the CISCE announced that there would be two semester exams with different formats in November and March, it set an interesting challenge for our students and teachers. Grade 12 students began applying for university placements in September 2021 and juggled college applications, counsellor meetings, university interviews and entrance exams – before, during and after their exam on a particular day!

“The manner in which our students have balanced all these conflicting demands on their time and energy has been deeply inspirational, rightly earning them the title ‘Batch of Stoics’. A special mention must be made of their teachers and parents, who provided them with incessant guidance and preparation, love and motivation. At GEMS Modern Academy, we are immensely proud of all our children, and as yet another batch of graduates leaves our portals, they go forth equipped to make a positive difference.”

Asma Gilani, Principal, GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Girls), agrees that students have been tested more this year than ever before:

“Our girls have done exceedingly well despite the challenges and constraints of the pandemic. For some students, faith and fortitude was also tested along with the CBSE exams as they faced the most emotional and challenging situation of their life due to COVID-19. They definitely exemplified courage!”

Ambika Gulati, Principal, The Millennium School – Dubai, adds:

“The last academic year saw our students come to grips with changes in the assessment structure stipulated by CBSE. They rose to the challenge and worked with fortitude, diligence and strategy, as they had to prepare for staggered examinations administered in two terms, barely four months apart. They had to adapt as they prepared for objective style and competency-based questions. Our students have come out stronger from this unique challenge that they have navigated so successfully.”

Student Aryan Muralidharan, The Millennium School – Dubai, who scored 99% in his CBSE Grade 12 exams, told SchoolsCompared that the support from his family and school helped him to achieve in the face of a challenging situation:

“One of the major challenges was juggling the college admission process and board exams. Since I am going to India for my higher studies, I had to prepare for JEE [Joint Entrance Exam, required for certain technical undergraduate degrees at universities in India], which is much more difficult compared to the board exams. Our batch was able to face these challenges like stoics only thanks to support from school and family, for which I am extremely grateful.”

Aryan Muralidharan scored 99% in his CBSE Grade 12 exams

Meanwhile student Pranieti Ahuja of GEMS Modern Academy, who scored 99.25% in her ISC Grade 12 board exams, remembers the challenges that her cohort faced and feels proud of herself and her peers for overcoming them with stoicism:

“Blended learning began from September 2020, and as we entered Grade 12, it looked like things were gradually getting back to normal. This was until the format of board examinations completely changed, and the number of exams we had to write was doubled.”

“Consequently, study patterns had to be changed, past resources were rendered useless, and students had to cope with new teaching methods. Despite these obstacles, our teachers came up with brilliant plans that catered to our needs.”

“The fact that this batch was able to overcome everything that was thrown in its way and that it obtained such outstanding results truly showcases why ‘Batch of Stoics’ is an apt title for the Class of 2022.”

Pranieti Ahuja of GEMS Modern Academy scored 99.25% in her ISC Grade 12 board exams

Below is our round-up of the CBSE and CICSE results from UAE schools that we have received so far.

GEMS Modern Academy ISC Results

Main buildings at GEMS Modern Academy in Dubai

Students at GEMS Modern Academy received the UAE’s highest score in the ISC exams, with Pranieti Ahuja and Sahana Rahim achieving the highest marks in their cohort, with 99.25% each.

No of students 128 students appeared for the ISC (Grade 12) exam

 

Average mark 89.3%
No of students scoring above 90% 75
No of students scoring 100% 16
Score of top student 99.25%

Toppers

Name ISC results University destination University course
Pranieti Ahuja 99.25% University of Waterloo Actuarial Science
Sahana Rahim 99.25% Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

 

NA
Vishnumaya Deepakchandran 99% Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Computer Science
Seya Makin 98.75% American University Dubai

 

Computer Science
Tasneem Kurabadwala 98.75% University of Warwick, UK Computer Science
Saanvi Aima 98.75% Columbia University Computer Science

Read our review of GEMS Modern Academy here.

Visit the official GEMS Modern Academy web site here. 

GEMS Our Own Indian School – Dubai CBSE Results

Grade 10 CBSE Results

No of students 280 students

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring between 75% and 89.9% 58.2%
No of students scoring 90% and above 32.9%
Score of top student NA

Grade 12 CBSE Results

No of students 306 students

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring between 75% and 89.9% 55.9%
No of students scoring 90% or above 26.1%
Score of top student 97.6%

Amanda Jianna Gomes achieved the highest score in her year

Toppers

Name CBSE results University destination University course
Amanda Jianna Gomes 97.6% University in India BBA
Arjun Ramchandran Karthaveeryan 97.4% Jain University, Bangalore, India; B.Com International Accounting & Finance, ACCA

 

Evelyn Aileen Abey 97.2% University of Wollongong, Dubai Business
Anamika Kumari Nirmal Singh 97.2% Middlesex University, Dubai BA in Marketing

Read our review of GEMS Our Own Indian School here.

Visit the official GEMS Our Own Indian School web site here. 

GEMS Our Own English High School Dubai (Girls) CBSE Results

Grade 10 results

No of students 437 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 55.4%
No of students scoring 90% or more 38.2%

Grade 12 results 

No of students 674 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 48.1%
No of students scoring 90% or more 29.8%

Grade 12 Topper

Name CBSE results University destination University course
Divyalakshmi Varadha Rajan Prem Sudha 99.2% TBC TBC

Read our review of GEMS Our Own English High School Dubai here

Visit the official web site of GEMS our Own English High School Dubai here.

GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Girls) CBSE Results

Grade 10 CBSE Results

No of students 306 students appeared for Grade 10 CBSE 2022
Average mark TBC
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 49.2%
No of students scoring 90% and above 36.6%
No of students scoring 100% NA
Score of top student NA

Toppers

Name CBSE results University destination(s) University course
Sara Philip 98.8% NA NA
Sarah Mariam Sunil  

98.6%

NA NA
Angelina Rose Vinay  

97.6%

NA NA

Grade 12 CBSE Results

No of students 362 students appeared for Grade 12 CBSE 2022
Average mark 85.76%
No of students scoring 75% and above 90.5%
No of students scoring 90% and above 36.6%
No of students scoring 100% NA
Score of top student 98.4%

Toppers

Name CBSE results University destination University course
Nandita Pramod 98.4% Christ University Bangalore, India BA English (Hons)
Saahiti Nalla 97.8%; TBC

 

Engineering
Karen Susan Oommen 97.6%; Western University, Canada BA Economics

 

School Topper and Humanities Topper-Nandita Pramod(98.4%)

Read our review of GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Girls) here.

Visit the official GEMS our Own English High School – Sharjah (Girls) here. 

GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Boys) CBSE Results

Grade 10 CBSE Results

No of students 245 students

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring between 75% and 89.9% 51.4%
No of students scoring 90% and above 25.3%
Score of top student NA

Grade 12 CBSE Results

No of students 320 students

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring between 75% and 89.9% 50.3%
No of students scoring 90% or above 26.9%
Score of top student 97.2%

Toppers

Name Results University destination(s) University course
Mehul Agarwal

 

97.2% Not decided B.Tech in AI
Sahil Khan 97.2% McMaster University, Ontario, Canada B.Sc Life Science
Job Panackamittathu Cheriachen

 

95.8% MG University-Kerala B. Com

Read our review of GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Boys) here.

Visit the official GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Boys) here.

GEMS Our Own High School Dubai (Boys) CBSE Results

Grade 10 CBSE Results

No of students 315 students

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring between 75% and 89.9% 51.4%
No of students scoring 90% and above 25.3%
Score of top student NA

Grade 12 CBSE Results

No of students 536 students

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring between 75% and 89.9% 45.7%
No of students scoring 90% or above 15.9%
Score of top student NA

Read our review of GEMS Our Own English High School Dubai (Boys)

Visit the official web site for GEMS Our Own English High School Dubai (Boys)

The Millennium School – Dubai CBSE Results

CBSE Grade 10

No of students 162 students for the CBSE Grade 10 exam

 

Average mark 84.2%
No of students passing 100%
No of students attaining  90% or above 45.1%
No of students scored between 75% and 89% 45.7%

CBSE Grade 12

No of students 206 students for the CBSE Grade 12 exam

 

Average mark 81.84%
No of students passing 100%
No of students attaining  90% or above 35%
No of students scored between 75% and 89% 46.5%

Toppers

Student name Results University destination(s) University course
Aryan Muralidharan 99% IIT (TBC) Computer Science Engineering
Liam Ethan Pimenta

 

98.8% Taking a gap year to explore opportunities
Parv Gagarani 97.6% Offers from:

University of British Columbia, Canada; University of Warwick and University of Bath, UK; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Engineering, Physics, or

Computer Science Engineering

Aryan Muralidharan topped the Gulf and UAE in his Grade 10 board exam with 99.6% and ranked second in India and abroad. He has recently taken the JEE-Main exam and achieved a 99.72 percentile. Aryan has also published two storybooks in the last five years.

Read our review of The Millennium School Dubai here.

Visit the official GEMS The Millennium School Dubai web site here. 

GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail CBSE Results

Photograph of the main school buildings of GEMS Millennium School in Dubai - a new CBSE school that opened in 2013

Grade 10 CBSE Results

No of students 165 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 55.8%
No of students scoring 90% or more 7.9%

Grade 10 Toppers

Student name Results University destination(s) University course
Abhishek Narayan 97% NA NA
Sumana Madichetty

 

96.4%

 

NA NA
Gauri Menon 96.2% NA NA
Meera Dinu Ramanthara 96% NA NA
Dane George 94.6% NA NA

Grade 12 Results

No of students 72 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 52.8%
No of students scoring 90% or more 20.8%

Manas Singh Bindra scored 95.8%

Grade 12 Toppers

GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail surprised its top-performing students with deliveries of celebratory cakes, pot plants and certificates.

Name CBSE results University destination University course
Shriyans Ganpate 97.4% NA NA
Manas Singh Bindra 95.8% NA

 

NA
Advik Unni 95.6% NA NA

Read our review of GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail, Dubai here.

Visit the official GEMS New Millennium School – Al Khail, Dubai web site here.

Our Own English High School – Al Ain CBSE Results

GEMS Our Own English High School Al Ain

Grade 10 results

No of students 37 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 40.5%
No of students scoring 90% or more 29.7%

Grade 12 results

No of students 40 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 45%
No of students scoring 90% or more 32.5%

Toppers

Name CBSE results University destination University course
Timothy Joseph 97% American University of Sharjah Bsc in Computer Engineering
Agasteena Boney 96.2% KUHS- Kerala University of Health Sciences MBBS
Arnav Prasahanth 95.8% Hull York Medical School Medicine
Lavanya Mishra 91.8% Amity, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, American University of Dubai, Abu Dhabi University, University of Birmingham, Zayed University BA Economics or BA Psychology

Read our review of GEMS Our Own English High School Al Ain here.

Visit the official GEMS Our Own English High School Al Ain web site here.

GEMS United Indian School – Abu Dhabi CBSE Results

Grade 10 results

No of students 97 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 97.9%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 39.2%
No of students scoring 90% or more 17.5%

Grade 12 results

No of students 144 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 42.4%
No of students scoring 90% or more 21.5%

Read our review of GEMS United Indian School Abu Dhabi

Visit the official web site of GEMS United Indian School Abu Dhabi

GEMS Millennium School – Sharjah CBSE Results

Grade 10 results

No of students 80 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 63.8%
No of students scoring 90% or more 25%

Grade 12 results

No of students 109 students sat the board exams

 

Average mark NA
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 75% – 89.9% 44%
No of students scoring 90% or more 33%

JSS International School CICSE results

Photograph of a Primary School age child reading at JSS International School in Dubai

JSS International School is one of the few Dubai schools that do the CISCE exams instead of the CBSE.

JSS International School Year 12 ISC results

No of students NA

 

Average mark 88.9%
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 100% NA
Score of top student NA

Topper

Name ISC result University destination University course
Keerthana Nair 98.8% India Medicine

JSS International School Year 10 ICSE results

No of students NA

 

Average mark 90.8%
No of students passing NA
No of students scoring 100% NA
Score of top student NA

Toppers

Name ICSE result University destination University course
Sahasra Buddharaju 99.4% NA NA
Sunaina Reji Baker 99% NA NA
Suhani Sharma 98.8% NA NA

Read our review of JSS International school here

Visit the official JSS International School web site here

Ambassador School Dubai CISCE Results

An image of the entrance to the Ambassador School in Dubai

Grade 12 ISC results

No of students NA

 

Average mark 91%
No of students passing NA
No of students scoring 100% NA
Score of top student NA

Topper

Name ISC result University destination University course
Daksh Singhvi 98.25% NA NA

Grade 10 ICSE results

No of students NA

 

Average mark 90.45%
No of students passing 100%
No of students scoring 100% NA
Score of top student NA

Toppers

Name ICSE result University destination University course
Parv Wadhwa 98.6% NA NA
Chirag Sharma 98.6% NA NA
Anushka Vastawat 98% NA NA
Sailakshmi Narayanan 97.2% NA NA

Read our review of Ambassador School Dubai here.

Visit the official Ambassador School Dubai web site here.

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About The Author
Tabitha Barda
Tabitha Barda is the Senior Editor of SchoolsCompared.com. Oxbridge educated and an award winning journalist in the UAE for more than a decade, Tabitha is one of the region's shining lights in all that is education in the emirates. A mum herself, she is passionate about helping parents - and finding the stories in education that deserve telling. She is responsible for the busy 24x7 News Desk, our Advisory Boards and Specialist Panels - and Parents United's WHICHPlaydates - a regular meeting place for UAE parents to discuss the issues that matter to them, make friends and network with others. You can often find Tabitha too on Parents United - our Facebook community board, discussing the latest schools and education issues with our parent community in the UAE - and beyond.

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