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These CBSE Class 12 toppers from Ghaziabad have a clear career plan

Nakul Gupta and Kshitij Anand, both scored 497 out of 500 to secure the third rank in the CBSE Class 12 results.

Board Exams 2018 Updated: May 28, 2018 15:52 IST
Tanmayee Tyagi
Tanmayee Tyagi
Hindustan Times
Nakul Gupta, who scored 497 out of 500 in CBSE class 12th exam, celebrates his result with his parents.
Nakul Gupta, who scored 497 out of 500 in CBSE class 12th exam, celebrates his result with his parents. (Photo Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Nakul Gupta and Kshitij Anand, both third rank holders in CBSE Class 12 results announced on Saturday, are clear about their future goals.

Both of them come from Ghaziabad, the city of the second ranked Anoushka Chandra. Both Nakul and Kshitij scored 497 out of 500.

“Two more marks and I could have been the national topper. It’s not like I am not happy with my marks. I am very excited. And so are my parents,” said Gupta, who lives with his parents at Shastri Nagar, Ghaziabad.

Nakul’s father is into manufacturing business and mother Shikha Gupta is a homemaker. He wants to become an IFS (Foreign services) officer. “First, I want to get into SRCC and apply for Eco (Hons). Then I want to do my postgraduation in International Relations from either JNU or any foreign university,” said the humanities student.

Kshitij, however, wants to become an aeronautical engineer.

“He had decided to become an aeronautical engineer long ago. He cleared his IIT Mains and gave his advanced exam also. He is very hopeful about the result,” said Reena Pandey, Kshitij’s mother.

He was upset that he lost three marks in Chemistry. “I was expecting a 100 in chemistry and not any other subject. However, I got 100 in all the subjects except for Chemistry,” said Anand.

He said for him each day is different and he believes in setting short-term goals. “When I get up, I just plan for that day. All days are different,” he said.

An avid painter, he fills his free time with either painting or playing guitar.

His teachers are proud of him.

“He has always been good in studies. And, in addition to academics, he is also very active in other co-curricular activities. He is a good orator and participates in debates. He is an excellent guitarist and most importantly, he is an obedient student with good leadership skills,” said Madhvi Goswami, his class teacher.