Toppers talk: Dedication, hard work

Chennai girl scores 490/500

Toppers talk: Dedication, hard work

Pursty, a student of science, scored a whopping 490 out of 500 marks in the exam. Her aggregate score was 98 per cent. “I will credit my results to the dedication and sheer hard work that I have been putting in in my studies. It’s also because of the blessings and good wishes of my parents and others,”said Pursty, who is a student at DAV Girls Senior Secondary School in Chennai.

Talking about her preparations, Pursty said that she took the help of CBSE sample question papers to familiarise herself with the pattern of questions.
“I went through sample question papers while preparing for my exams. Through this, I got to know the question pattern and how they are framed. It also gave me an idea about the marking system. I worked along those lines and it helped me get a good score,” she said.

Pursty’s father added: “The only help that I offered was not to interfere in her studies. I have never told her to go and study — in fact, at times I told her to take a break and sleep”.

Merit certificates
More merit certificates for the CBSE12 exams will be issued this year even though the overall pass percentage came down by 1.13 percent. The number of merit certificates increased by 60 percent compared to last year.   
Over 9,400 merit certificates will be given this year to toppers in various streams as compared to 5,712 issued last year.
“Don’t look at the quantity, look at the quality,” a senior CBSE official said, commenting on the drop in the pass percentage. “The number of merit certificates has increased, this is an achievement,”he said.

A total of 160 students have scored a perfect 100 in mathemathics this year. Fourteen students in physics, 56 in chemistry and 44 in biology have achieved the perfect score.
English core is the subject with the maximum number of merit certificates with more than 3,788 students scoring above 95 and five students scoring 100.
Those getting a perfect score in the humanities were fewer compared to those who took science. One student in history, three in political science and nine in economics got a perfect score of 100.

Disabled
As many as 14 disabled students were among the 199,448 children who secured above 90 per cent in the  exams.
According to an official release, a total of 1,304 students with disability — 249 blind, 41 deaf, 672 physically handicapped, 46 spastic children and 296 with dyslexia —applied for the Class 12 exams this year and 1,273 appeared finally.
Of these, 1,112 children passed and 14 — nine boys and five girls —scored above 90 percent. The overall pass percentage for disabled students is 87.35, up by 17.17 from last year’s 70.24.
Of the 14 special children who scored over 90 percent, five are from Chennai where 188 students with disability took the exams.
Three children were from the national capital where the highest number — 650 disabled kids — had appeared for the exams. Of the remaining six, three are from Allahabad and three from Ajmer.
Agencies

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