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Gurdaspur girl bags third state rank in PSEB Class 12 board exams, wants to be an IAS officer

A student of non-medical stream, Riya scored 441 marks out of 450.

education Updated: May 13, 2017 15:30 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Riya from Gurdaspur scored 98% in PSEB 2017 exams and secured third rank in the state.
Riya from Gurdaspur scored 98% in PSEB 2017 exams and secured third rank in the state. (HT Photo)

Riya, a student of Tagore Centenary Public Senior Secondary School, Gurdaspur, scored 98% and secured third position in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), Class 12 results, which were declared here on Saturday.

Around 2.8 lakh students appeared for the exam. The students can check their results on www.pseb.ac.in from 9 am on May 14.

Girls again outshone boys in the PSEB 2017 results, bagging all the top three positions.

A student of non-medical stream, Riya scored 441 marks out of 450.

The chairman of the school, Ravinder Sharma, while talking to HT, said Riya was one of the best students the school had. “She was disciplined through her academic sessions and also participated in extracurricular activities,” he said .

“Girls outshining (boys) in the state is a very positive sign. Girls are the backbone of our society they should be supported. Students like Riya are role models for others,” Sharma said.

Her success mantra 

Riya, who scored 98% , told HT that her success would not have been possible without the support of her teachers and parents .

She said her father, Rajesh Kumar, a junior commissioned officer(JCO ) stationed in Bareilly, had always encouraged her to study.

“Hard work is the key for success, I was dedicated to preparing for my examination and now the result speaks volumes for me,” said Riya.

“Every girl has the potential to be successful but the difference is she needs to be supported and encouraged like the way I have been. Girls are outshining boys in every field today, they just need to stand for themselves and work hard,” she said.

Aim high

Her ambition? To be an IAS officer. However, after school, Riya said she wanted to study BSc in mathematics and was even prepared to move out of the city if required.

Currently, Ria is taking English and confidence-building classes.

The exams had been delayed because of the state assembly elections and were conducted from February 28 with the general English paper to March 24, with sociology.

Last year, the pass percentage in the Class 12 exam results was 76.77%. In all 3,18,453 students appeared in the examination and 2,44,487 students passed. The pass percentage of girls was 84.03% while that of boys was 71.12%.