Three students - two from Gautam Budh Nagar and one from Ghaziabad shared the top honours in the region with a score of 98.2 % marks in the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination.
A visually-impaired student, Rakshit Malik from Amity International school, Noida was ranked third among the differently-abled students in India with 97.4% marks. He scored full marks in history.
“All my hard work has finally paid off. I faced many challenges, but I never let anything stop me from achieving my dream,” said Rakshit.
Saturday morning brought in happy news for many students in Ghaziabad and Noida: Many claimed that the results of their Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination, announced in the morning, was way better than what they had expected after a tough maths paper.
“There was one question in the maths paper which seemed out of syllabus. But I kept telling myself that it should be okay if I didn’t score well. However, now that I have scored 95 in the subject, I cannot contain my excitement,” said Namita Bhandari, a student of Vishwa Bharati public School in Noida, who scored an aggregate of 96.8% in science stream.
Parents too, were relieved that their wards have scored so well in the exam. “My daughter has always excelled in academics. But I didn’t expect her to score full marks in one subject. Ever since the results have come out, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing. I am proud of my daughter,” said Sarika Goel, mother of Akshita Goel, a student of DPS Indirapuram, who scored an aggregate of 97.6% in humanities stream.
The three toppers from the region were - Menak Ghosh of Delhi Public School, Greater Noida, Akshita Sinha from Ryan International School, Noida and Yash Kumar Singhal of Delhi Public School Ghaziabad, Vasundhara.
While Ghosh is a science student, Sinha is from Humanities and Singhal is from Commerce.
“I used to study all day during exam time and it is showing in my result as I have scored full marks in two subjects. However, I didn’t expect that I will be a topper in the district. After doing graduation in History, I plan to appear for civil services,” said Sinha, a resident of sector 39, Noida.
“It seems like I am one step closer to achieving my dream of being a chartered accountant. My parents and teachers have supported me a lot throughout and they are my only inspiration for achieving success,” said Singhal, a resident of Govindpuram, Ghaziabad who scored full marks in economics. .