Aakriti Goel of Bhavan Vidyalaya in Sector 15,Panchkula,did her parents and school proud after bagging 98.2 per cent marks in non-medical stream,highest in the Tricity,in Class XII examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),results of which were declared on Monday.
The Panchkula region which comprises Panchkula,Punjab,Chandigarh,Jammu and Kashmir,and Himachal Pradesh this year has witnessed an improvement in the overall results. The pass percentage in 2012 was 78.92 per cent while this year it has reached 82.48 per cent. Not only this,even the number of students appearing in the said examination has seen an upward trend. In 2012,as many as 1,24,314 students took the exams while a total of 1,39,949 appeared for Class XII exams this year.
Aakriti got 100 per cent marks in maths and has already cleared the first round of the IIT test. Her father Rajinder Kumar Goel,working as a senior general manager in a pharma company,Swiss Garnier Life Sciences,was brimming with joy. She has already cleared the first IIT test and would be sitting for a second round of test on June 2, he said.
Aakriti said that after her school hours,she used to attend tuition classes regularly and her studies stretched into late hours. Although I was good at drawing and used to do it regularly in my class X,there was hardly any time for such things as the pressure of studies was too much in class XII, she said. Aakriti wants to peruse IIT degree in computer science.
Followed by Aakriti,Jayesh Jhunjhunwala and Parul Laddha of Bhavan Vidyalaya School,Sector 27,shared the second position in the Tricity,fetching 97.8 per cent marks in commerce stream respectively.
A resident of Sector 2,Panchkula,Jayesh has already cleared an entrance test of IIM-Indore and has to appear for an interview scheduled for June 25. I always wished to pursue five-year integrated management programme from IIM. Now I am all preparing for my interview.
Sharing his success mantra,he said,Whatever you do in your life,devout your 100 per cent to it.
On his future plans,he said that he would start his own business after completing his studies. He did his matriculation with ICSE board from St Stephens School,Sector 45,with 91.42 per cent marks.
However,Parul Laddha was not in the city.
Ankita Puwar of Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sector 19,stood third in the Tricity. She secured 97.6 per cent marks in non-medical stream. I wanted to get admission to IIT-Delhi,but after the results,I want to crack civil services.
Talking about her success formula,she said,Calmness and consistent studies throughout the year are key to success. She did her matriculation from KBDAV School,Sector 7,with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10.