Kolkata: Girls have performed better than boys in both ICSE and ISC examinations in Bengal in terms of the pass percentage. However, Dewang Kumar Agarwal of La Martiniere for Boys in Kolkata has bagged the first position in the country in ISC examinations by scoring 100 percent in the ISC examination.The pass percentage of girls in ICSE has been 98.38 while that of boys has been 97.39. In ISC, the pass percentage of girls is 98.05 while that of boys is 95.91. Anwesa Chattopadhyay of Garden High School, Avi Saraf of Frank Anthony Public School and Raj Ghosh of Purwanchal Vidyamandir in Kankurgachi all with 99.40 percent marks have topped the state in ICSE examinations and features second in the overall merit list in the country. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChief Minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated all the students who have excelled and those who passed the ICSE and ISC exams. “Good wishes to your parents and good luck for all your future endeavours,” Banerjee tweeted. Dewang wants to pursue Computer Science and would prefer to go to other states for future studies. “Teachers have been an integral part of my success and my parents have always been my greatest motivation,” he said. Apart from academics, Dewang loves swimming and reading. He had scored 98 percent in Class X at St. James School and switched over to La Martiniere. Four students from Bengal have bagged the second position in the ISC merit list with 98.75 percent. They are Khusi Daga of Our Lady Queen of The Missions School, Salt Lake, Debdut Mondal of K.E. Carmel School at Amtala, North 24-Parganas, Nirjhar Das of WWA Cossipore English School, Kolkata, and Dimitri Malik of Auxilium Convent School, Kolkata. Khusi Daga has topped the state in Commerce stream. “I had worked very hard and the support that I received from my school has been immense. I want to do MBA,” Khusi said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAnwesa Chattopadhyay said she would not pursue medical or engineering and would love to go for research in future. “There were no specific study hours for me but there has hardly been a day when I had not studied for an hour at least. Apart from studies, I love reading books, listening to music and I am a food lover too,” she added. Raj Ghosh, who has scored the same marks as Anwesa, wants to become a doctor. “I had expected 98 to 99 percent marks but 99.4 percent and first from the state has really made me very happy. I will study biology as I want to become a doctor and to be associated with AIIMS,” Raj said. His father Salil Ghosh is a state government employee. The total number of candidates who appeared from the state are 35769 in ICSE and 24791 in ISC. The overall pass percentage from the state is 97.82 and 96.88 in ICSE and ISC respectively.