UP Board 12th result 2019: Tanu Tomar, daughter of a farmer based in Baraut, a town in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the topper in the class 12 examination of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP). She has not only surpassed over 29 lakh candidates who had registered for the UP Board 12th exams 2019 but has also broken last two years’ record. Tanu secured 97.8 per cent marks which are more than Akash Maurya and Priyanshi Tiwari who had topped 2018 and 2017 board exams respectively scoring 93.20 per and 96.20 per cent marks.
The 17-year-old pursued medical stream and had topped in class 11 as well. Her performance has been consistent throughout the years; so much so, that her teachers had predicted her to be among the top rank holders in the entire state. She aims to become a doctor, however, she would not be appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 and instead has decided to drop a year to prepare for the medical entrance exam.
Talking to indianexpress.com she said, “I want to give my best shot at the exam. I will prepare for the entire year. I am planning to move to Kota for coaching for the examination. I have yet to decide which college but I am aiming to crack the medical entrance in my first attempt itself.”
She said that it is her parents’ dream to see her become a doctor and she aspires to make them proud. She said, “I want to serve my country and my people. In my district there are many doctors but either they are far off or they are too expensive for a common man to afford. When I will become a doctor, I will make sure to help the underprivileged. I want to serve them and work in my hometown.”
Strict routine and hard work: My success mantra
“I want to tell everyone that there is no shortcut to success. Toppers are not made in a day or a month. I have been preparing for this day since I took admission in the medical stream in class 11,” said Tanu who avoided television, movies, mobile phone etc to focus on studies. She had asked her teacher to create a time table for her and followed the same strictly.
Tanu used to wake up at 5 am daily and revise everything before going to school. She devoted 17-20 hours a day to studies which included 5-6 hours of self-study after school hours. She had completed her class 12 syllabus by June and after that whehad been revising the same. “I appeared for 5-6 full-length exams per subject before appearing for the finals. If we wait for the last day it will be a very pressure-like situation. It is mandatory to study as a routine. I never let my self loose focus,” she said.
No household chores
She also credited her family for being highly supportive. “No one can be a success without the support of their family. My family dreamt my dream for me. They also helped me achieve it. While other girls my age were asked to do household chores, my family understood and helped me provide an atmosphere to study, focus and devote my time towards it,” she said.
She is the eldest of three siblings. Her sister has cleared class 11 and brother is in class 10.
She said that her teacher once predicted that she will top the exam but till the end, she was not sure. The school, said Tanu, had a healthy competition between peers which motivated them to work harder.
Apart from the notes her teachers prescribed her, she read NCERTs, Vidya and Vidyarag books. She also attempted question banks and referred to previous years’ question papers.
While the UP board class 12 result has seen a decline of over 2 per cent in the pass percentage which has made the overall result worse as compared to the previous year.
Girl students have performed better than boys and even better than last year. Top three slots have been reserved by female students in class 12 exam. The second rank holder Bhagyashree has obtained 97.2% marks followed by the third rank holder Akanksha with 94,80% marks.