ICSE: Panchkula boy tops class X exam,gets 96.80 pc

Rajat Bir Singh Bajwa of Little Flower Convent School,Panchkula,on Friday topped class X examination conducted by the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board by securing 96.80 per cent,highest in the Tricity.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 18, 2013 2:01 am

Rajat Bir Singh Bajwa of Little Flower Convent School,Panchkula,on Friday topped class X examination conducted by the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board by securing 96.80 per cent,highest in the Tricity.

The Tricity has a total of eight schools with ICSE board and,in all,800 students had taken the ICSE class X exam. All the schools have registered 100 per cent results.

Frail Bajwa who wore glasses for being short-sighted could not hide his happiness after the results. Studious,the boy had little time for either sports or movies and scored 100 per cent marks in Maths. “I used to study for at least five hours a day,” he said.

Rajat’s father Hardev Singh Bajwa said it was for the first time that somebody in their family had secured high marks.

Sharing his future plans,Rajat said that he would like to go for IIT and his aim was to be a computer engineer.

Followed by Bajwa,Prabhleen Kaur of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School,Sector 44,got the second rank by securing 96.40 per cent. “I am feeling on top of the world as it is a dream come true,” she said.

Giving credit to her parents and teachers,she said that her parents had always supported her and the teachers played a big role in guiding her. Interested to peruse non-medical,Kaur wishes to be a mechanical engineer.

Sharing her success mantra,she said,“I did not take any tutions for my class X examination. It was consistent hard work; I used to study for four to five hours a day. If one is consistent in her studies,no one can stop him or her from fetching highest marks.”

Again,third topper from the Tricity is from Little Flower Convent School,Panchkula. Astha Rajan bagged 96.20 per cent in class X. “Our results have been routinely good every year. This year,out of the 140 students who appeared in the exams,41 bagged 90 per cent marks,” said school teacher Joginder Singh.

ICSE also declared its Indian School Certificate (ISC) class XII results on Friday. Only two schools — St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School,Sector 44 and Yadavindra Public School,Mohali — have class XII and a total of 106 students had taken the exam.

Riya Sharma of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School,Sector 44,topped Commerce stream by securing 91.25 per cent marks. “Every day I used to study for three to four hours. If anyone wants to be successful in academics,one has to develop a habit of regular studies,” she said.

Anmol Johar of the same school stood second in the Commerce stream by getting 89 per cent marks. Tej Pratap Singh Juneja of YPS,Mohali,managed to get 85 per cent marks in Commerce,securing third rank.

In non-medical stream,Arshdeep Kaur of St Xavier’s School got first rank as she fetched 88 per cent marks. Though she studies depending upon her mood,Kaur aims to crack NDA exam. Gurneet Singh of the same school topped the medical stream by getting 87.25 per cent marks followed by Rajatdeep who got 86.5 per cent marks in the medical stream. “I used to study eight hours a day and during exam time,my study hours stretched to 15 hours. I want to get admission in AIIMS,” said Gurneet Singh.

At YPS school,Arshdeep Kaur got 78 per cent marks in humanities and Rhythm Singh Randhawa of the same school got 80 per cent marks in the science stream.

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