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CBSE Class 10 result: It was quite unexpected, says joint topper Sreelakshmi G

CBSE Class 10 result: Sreelakshmi G, the second daughter of senior government pleader S Gopinathan and Dr Rema LP, a faculty member at Ernakulam Maharaja’s College, wants to pursue a career in medicine.

Board Exams 2018 Updated: May 29, 2018 15:45 IST
Ramesh Babu
Ramesh Babu
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
CBSE Class 10 result: The board said the overall pass percentage this year was 86.70 and that 27,476 candidates scored 95% or above.
CBSE Class 10 result: The board said the overall pass percentage this year was 86.70 and that 27,476 candidates scored 95% or above.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

When the news came Sreelakshmi G, one of the four toppers in CBSE Class 10 board examination, was attending her coaching classes in Chavara Public School in Pala of Kerala’s Kottayam district.

The 15-year-old scored 499 out of 500 marks to share the top rank with three other students.

“It was quite unexpected. Though I was expecting a good score when my father called I couldn’t believe it. Initially, I thought it was a joke,” Sreelakshmi said.

“I dedicate my victory to my teachers at Bhavan’s Varuna Vidyalaya and my parents,” she added.

Sreelakshmi, the second daughter of senior government pleader S Gopinathan and Dr Rema LP, a faculty member at Ernakulam Maharaja’s College, wants to pursue a career in medicine.

“My first preference is the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune. I would love to serve those who sacrifice their lives for the country. I will work hard to achieve this,” she said over the phone from Pala, at least 70km away from her home in Kochi.

Her elder sister is pursuing an integrated postgraduation course.

Prakhar Mittal, a student of DPS in Gurgaon’s Sector 45, Rimzhim Agarwal of RP Public School in Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh and Nandini Garg of Scottish International School in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli were the other toppers.

The board said the overall pass percentage this year was 86.70 and that 27,476 candidates scored 95% or above.

Girls did better than boys with an overall passing percentage of 88.67 compared to 85.32 for boys, repeating a pattern seen for the last few years.

The top three regions in terms of performance were Trivandrum with 99.60%, Chennai with 97.37% and Ajmer with 91.86% of students clearing the Class 10 exam. Delhi was fourth where 78.62% students were declared successful.