Hyderabad: Seven students from Telangana state are among the top rankers of CBSE Class X examinations, the results of which were released on Monday afternoon.
Ankit Saha and Maddala Harshini from Hyderabad both secured 497 marks out of 500, the third highest marks in the country.
Shambavi Khulbey of B.V.B. Public School scored 496, Shreya Repala from Delhi Public School at Nacharam scored 496, J. Anata Sai Sravani from Amrita Vidyalaya, Mahendra Hills, Secunderabad, scored 495, Shubha Tanya of Delhi Public School of Excellence at Attapur scored 495 and G. Rajeshwari Anaya of Silver Oaks High School at Bachupally scored 495 marks.
Thirteen students in the country have scored 499 in the exam and seven of them are from the Dehradun region.
Competition in the CBSE is very keen as 97 students in the country share the top three positions. Around 2,25,143 students have got above 90 per cent.
The total number of students who gave CBSE exams in the country is 18 lakhs which were conducted from February 21 to March 29.
This year too girls have fared better than boys by 2.31 per cent. The pass percentage this year was 91.1. An overall increase of 4.40 per cent has been noted in the students who cleared the exams.
Ankit Saha is from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School, BHEL, RC Puram. He has scored 497 (99.4 per cent). Saha who has topped in the state says, “I am interested in computer science engineering and keen to get into Indian Institute of Technology. Hence, my focus is going to score well.”
Harshini is also the topper of the state with a score of 497 (99.4 per cent) from Meridian School, Banjara Hills and is planning to go into civil service. Harshini says, “I have always been inclined towards academics. My studies have been my focus as I was always interested in learning, understanding and critical thinking. This was my drive.”
Shreya Repala from Delhi Public School at Nacharam has scored 496 (99.2 per cent). She says, “I have actually controlled social media during my Class X. I have followed what my teachers advised to revise every day and solve as many papers as possible. This has been the way forward. I will be taking up science with biology, physics and chemistry.”
M.V. Kiran Sooraj from Johnson Grammar School at Nacharam has got 493 (98.6 per cent) and is trying to understand how he missed those seven marks.
Sooraj explained, “I have put in effort and also worked out a balance. I used to concentrate for three to four hours and balance between studies and activities. I think it is important to have a fine balance to enable to do better and it has worked.”
Shaik Jaziba Anam from Delhi Public School Nacharam 490 (98.3 per cent) says, “I have been committed to my studies but at the same time I was very relaxed and didn't take it as a pressure. I tried to be calm and paid attention to the theory and applications which made it easy for me.”
Anmol Kurothe from Army Public School, Golconda has scored 490 (98.2 per cent). Kurothe has scored 100 per cent marks in Maths and Social Studies. Shreya Swati Padhy from Army Public School in Secunderabad has scored 490 (98.6 per cent).
Lakshita Devi from Pallavi Model School Alwal has scored 490 (98 per cent). Lakshita says, “To avoid last minute rush, the focus has been to work hard from day one. The weekly tests in schools were taken seriously and every test helps to gain confidence which then helps to score well in the finals.”