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CBSE Class 12 result: Kush Bansal is Chandigarh tricity topper with 98.8%

An avid footballer who has played in the CBSE’s national level competition, Kush says he remains focused on everything he does and maintains a balance between his studies and sports.

education Updated: May 27, 2018 13:30 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Kush Bansal, a humanities student of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, has topped in the tricity.
Kush Bansal, a humanities student of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, has topped in the tricity. (Sant Arora/HT)

With a score of 98.8%, Kush Bansal, a humanities student of Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, has topped in the tricity in the Class-12 exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Around 18,000 students appeared in the exams in the tricity, across four streams: non-medical, medical, commerce and humanities. The results were announced on the CBSE website on Saturday. Aged 18, Kush got a perfect score of 100 in political science, sociology and physical education. With 98 marks in history and 96 in English, the total of 494 out of 500 took this wannabe journalist to the top.

An avid footballer who has played in the CBSE’s national level competition, Kush says he remains focused on everything he does and maintains a balance between his studies and sports.

A resident of Sector 20, Panchkula, he credits his success to his parents and teachers.

P’kula’s Bhavan Vidyalaya shines

Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, has produced next two toppers besides grabbing top positions in the other three streams. Muskan Goel, 17, secured second rank in the tricity with a score of 97.8%, topping in commerce stream.

Like her parents, she wants to become a chartered accountant. Eishwak Aggarwal, 17, has secured third rank with 97.6% and topped in medical stream. His success mantra: “Maintain a gap with social media. Don’t take tension. Give it your best to get best returns.”

Eishwak wants to become a doctor — a profession he sees as a “noble cause” — and will appear for the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) entrance exam on Sunday.

Pranav Goyal, 17, has topped in non-medical stream with 97.2%. He stood fourth in the country in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2018 for engineering colleges and is currently in Mumbai for a camp after cracking the national physics Olympiad.

Son of entrepreneurs, he wants to study in the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, before pursuing masters in business administration and follow in the footsteps of his parents.

Meet the toppers

Humanities

Kush Bansal, 18, 98.8%

School: Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, Chandigarh

Parents: Arun Bansal, assistant manager with Haryana Cooperative Bank, Santosh Bansal a homemaker

Hobbies: Football, represented school in CBSE national competition

Career aim: Wants to pursue journalism besides career in football

Success mantra: “Strike a balance between studies and sports; stay focussed.”

Commerce

Muskan Goel celebrating her score with her parents. (HT Photo)

Muskan Goel, 17, 97.8%

School: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula

Parents: Indu and Ramesh Goel are chartered accountants

Hobbies: Listening to music, playing chess

Career aim: Wants to become a CA like his parents

Success mantra: “Stay focused and dedicated to studies throughout the session.”

Medical

Bhavan Vidyalaya’s Eishvak Aggarwal wants to become a doctor. (Sant Arora/HT)

Eishvak Aggarwal, 17, 97.6%

School: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula

Parents: Alka and Rajesh Aggarwal run a business

Hobbies: Listening to English songs, playing badminton and cycling

Future plans: Wants to become a doctor like his uncle, cousins

Success mantra: “Don’t take tension. Give it your best to get best returns.”

Non-medical

Pranav Goyal wants to study in IIT.

Pranav Goyal, 17, 97.2%

School: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula

Parents: Mamta and Pankaj Goyal are entrepreneurs, own pharma company

Hobbies: Playing chess, watching TV, reading books

Career aim: To study in IIT, Mumbai before pursuing MBA

Success mantra: “Adopt a positive attitude, stay away from stress and tension.”

The pass percentage in the Class XII board examination rose by 1 percentage point and the number of students scoring above 95% increased sharply, according to results declared by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday,