At 98.6 per cent,Ghaziabad boy Akhil Garg has topped the Class XII examinations of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Allahabad region,the results of which were declared on Monday.
The results for the region were declared at CBSEs regional office at Allahabad,which comprises the states of UP and Uttarakhand.
Akhil,a student of Delhi Public School,Ghaziabad,scored 100 each in Maths and Informatics,99 in Physics,98 in English and 96 in Chemistry.
While most toppers would have been much excited,Akhil chose to catch up on sleep this afternoon as he was studying till late last night for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advance 2013 scheduled for June 2.
With calls from mediapersons and meeting his teachers later,Akhil rued he has had no time to study. He said he believed in studying regularly 8 hours on regular days and 10 to 12 hours on holidays and that those appearing for the examination next year needed to be sincere towards studies. Keep working hard. Keep practising and dont hesitate to clear your doubts with teachers, he added. Akhil aspires to go to IIT-Delhi.
Sangeeta Bhagat,a student of Tata Chem DAV Public School in Babrala,Budaun,and Amrith Raja Gopal Fetlur of Apeejay School,Noida,Gautam Buddha Nagar jointly bagged the second position in the examinations with 98 per cent each (490 marks out of 500). All subjects are Sangeetas favourites. She credits her parents and teachers for her success. There was enormous support from parents and there was constant inspiration from teachers. The teachers kept telling me that I have the potential to excel, she said.
On regular days,Sangeets studied for 6 to7 hours and on holidays,for 8 to 9 hours,she said. She hopes to make it to IIM-Ahmedabad for her MBA.
Amrith credits his determination for his success. From day one I was determined to score 95 per cent. I was focused and I always had this thought of achieving 95 per cent when I sat for studying. So it motivated me a lot, he said.
I studied throughout the year. Also,preparing sincerely for pre-boards and practicals before the actual examination helped me a lot, he said. Aspiring for IITs,Amrit said he studies in 9-10 hours every day.
Anchal Somani from Haridwar,Sonal Singh of Varanasi,Shashank Kumar Anand of Mathura,Vijay Pratap Singh of Kanpur,Mohammad Ashraf of Ghaziabad,Shimona Dasgupta of Noida,Gautam Buddh Nagar and Vanshika Baoni of Noida,Gautam Buddh Nagar,all stood third in the region with 97.8 per cent.