Bengaluru: The much awaited CBSE class XII result was announced on Sunday and most toppers attributed their success to the right balance between academics and extra-curricular activities.
Devanshi Jain, a visually impaired student of Delhi Public School (north) was jubilant after she cleared the examination by scoring 79.6 per cent. “I took my problem as my greatest strength. Instead of complaining, we should recognise our strength and work to succeed. I wish to become a journalist and prepare for UPSC examinations. My parents and teachers have supported me a lot,” she said.
Jasmine Jerry A, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya DRDO, has topped the city in science stream by scoring 98.4 per cent. “I am very proud of my hard work,” she said.
“I paid attention to the teachers and before the exams I had practiced previous years question papers. My school provided all of us mock tests, which helped me a lot,” she said.
Jasmine was also very active in various extra-curricular activities. “I took part in debates and science quiz. I was part of my school’s basketball team. I was also selected for K.V.P.Y fellowship for students in science,” she explained. Jasmine is keen about pursuing electronics and communication engineering and is waiting JEE advance results. Venkat Aditya of Sri Chaitanya Techno School scored 490/500 and secured second rank for the state in science stream informed that he always believed in smart work than hard work.
Another student of Sri Chaitanya Techno School Jayant S. Prasad too shared the second rank by scoring 490 marks. He said former president Dr A.P.J. Abdul kalam is his inspiration. “Like him I also want to become a scientist. I love playing football and took equal interest in studies and sports,” he said. Army public school topper (science stream) Aniruddh Budhgavi, son of a retired naval officer B.N. Kishore, said he wants to become a scientist. “I have always been interested in pure science and wish to become a scientist. I want to join Indian Institute of Science,” he said.
Another student Rudrapatna Vallabh Ramakanth of Kumaran’s school, who secured 98.2 per cent, said he wants to pursue research in physics from the Indian Institute of Science.
Fall in pass percentage
Most city schools have scored 100 per cent pass percentage. According to the CBSE officials, the total pass percentage in the country was 82.02 per cent, which is 1.03 per cent less when compared with 2016. Pass percentage among boy students is 78, while for girls it is 87.50.
CBSE officials said students can get digital marksheet, pass certificate and migration certificate through DigiLocker, a secure dedicated personal electronic space introduced by the Union government.
CBSE officials have clarified that board will not entertain requests for revaluation. “But the process of verification of marks and providing photocopy of answer books will continue,” they said.