While most toppers would be too excited to stand still,a boy from Ghaziabad,who was declared the CBSE Class XII topper of the Allahabad region,was sleeping soundly in the afternoon. Akhil Garg was already planing his next step Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and had been up late in the night studying for the JEE Advance examination scheduled for June 2.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced it Class XII results on Monday morning. The results for the region,comprising Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,were declared by Ranbir Singh,Secretary at CBSEs Regional Office in Allahabad.
Akhil,a student of Delhi Public School,Ghaziabad,scored 100 each in mathematics and informatics,99 in physics,98 in English and 96 in chemistry.
Busy taking calls from media and meeting his teachers,Akhil rues that he has not had the time to study since the results were declared. He says he had no idols and just believed in studying regularly. I used to study for 6 to 8 hours on regular days and 10 to 12 hours on holidays,which led to my success, he says. He now aspires to study in IIT-Delhi.
His message to those appearing for the examination next year was to be sincere towards studies. Keep working hard. Keep practicing and do not hesitate to clear your doubts with teachers, he says.
Sangeeta Bhagat,a student of Tata Chem DAV Public School in Babrala,Badaun,and Amrith Raja Gopal Fetlur of Apeejay School,Gautam Buddh Nagar,stood joint second with 490 marks out of 500,or 98 per cent.
Sangeeta claimed all subjects were her favourites. She credited her parents,the elders in the family and her teachers for her success.
I received enormous support from my parents and was constant inspiration from the teachers. The teachers kept telling me that I had the potential to excel, she said.
Sangeeta says on regular days,she studied for 6 to7 hours and on holidays,8 to 9. She now hopes to get into IIM-Ahmedabad.
Amrith,who also stood second,credits his determination for his success. From Day One I was determined to score over 95 per cent. I was always focussed and had this thought of crossing 95 per cent whenever I was studying. It motivated me a lot, he says.
I studied throughout the year. Preparing sincerely for pre-Boards,and practicals before the actual examination helped a lot, he says. An IIT aspirant,Amrit says he put in 9-10 hours of studying daily.
Anchal Somani from Haridwar,Sonal Singh from Varanasi,Shashank Kumar Anand from Mathura,Vijay Pratap Singh from Kanpur,Mohammad Ashraf from Ghaziabad,Shimona Dasgupta and Vanshika Baoni from Gautam Buddh Nagar,all stood third in the region with 97.8 per cent.