It's all smiles at CBSE 10 results

He is one among the 14 students who secured the third position with 497 out of 500 marks.

Chennai: Dharani Govindasamy, an aspiring musician and a student of Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School in Chetpet, secured all India 3rd rank in CBSE class 10 exam results declared on Tuesday with 497 out of 500 marks.

He is one among the 14 students who secured the third position with 497 out of 500 marks.

Dharani Govindasamy has scored 100 per cent marks in four subjects except for English. He got 97 marks in English and scored centum in Maths, Science, Social Science and French.

“Apart from studies, I have involved in the field of music for a long time and I play many instruments. I also compose and produce my songs whenever I am free,” he said. He has won many Maths Olympiad competitions.

He went on to say that music is next passion. “I started with piano and moved to clarinet, trumpet and saxophone. I also took a course in A.R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory on electronic music production,” he said adding he did get time to compose songs while studying class 10.

He wanted to focus on engineering stream and particularly computer science and is going to prepare for Joint Entrance Exams.

His father A.Govindasamy is IT consultant and mother Sabitha is a homemaker.
When asked about the reintroduction of board exams in class 10 he said he found social science paper tougher than maths.

“To be honest, it is very new for all of us. No one can truly expect what would come. We were used to writing exams for half the portion as it was semester based system and now had to prepare the full syllabus for board exams,” he observed.

On preparing for the board exams, he said, “In order to write the papers you should have knowledge of all the chapters. In exams, they have tested whether you have knowledge of all the chapters. To write the full year paper, you need to prepare for the day one and need to go through the lessons multiple times not to pressurise yourself towards the end.”

He also thanked all his teachers of Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School and parents.

Central Board of Secondary Education has declared the class 10 results on Tuesday.

Of 16.24 lakh students appeared for the exams, 14.08 lakh students cleared it. The pass percentage is 86.7% and as usual, the girls have outperformed boys by 3.35%.

Four students, Prakhar Mittal from Delhi Public School in Gurgaon, Rimzhim Agarwal from RP Public School in Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, Nandini Garg from Scottish International School in Shamli and G. Sreelakshmi from Bhavan’s Vidyalaya in Cochin have secured top position with 499 out of 500 marks. Seven students secured the second position with 498 marks.

Among the regions, Thiruvananthapuram (99.6 per cent), Chennai (97.37 per cent) and Ajmer (91.86 per cent) got top three places.

After reintroduction of compulsory board exams for class 10, the students have generally performed well considering they had to prepare the entire syllabus for the annual exams.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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