Eighteen-year-old Rajneesh Shukla, whose favourite subjects are maths and physics, wants to become an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.(HT Photo)
Eighteen-year-old Rajneesh Shukla, whose favourite subjects are maths and physics, wants to become an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.(HT Photo)

UP Board result 2018: Joint Class 12 topper Rajneesh Shukla wants to join IPS

A student of Sarvodaya Intermediate College in Gopalganj area of Fatehpur, Rajneesh Shukla said hard work and determination helped him achieve success in the UP Board exam.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2018 07:41 PM IST

Rajneesh Shukla, the son of a farmer in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur district, was elated on Sunday after he came to know about UP Board result 2018.

Rajneesh from Gaudhrali village scored 93.20% marks in the science stream and was declared the joint topper with Akash Maurya, a student of Sri Sai Inter College in Barabanki’s Lakhperabagh.

A student of Sarvodaya Intermediate College in Gopalganj area of Fatehpur, Rajneesh said hard work and determination helped him achieve success in the examination.

“Though I expected first division and very good marks I never expected to top the examination,” he said.

The 18-year-old wants to become an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer after graduating.

“The financial condition of my family was not good but still my father did everything to get me educated. I look forward to meeting his expectations,” he added.

Rajneesh said he likes to focus entirely on his studies and pursue his two favourite subjects, mathematics and physics, but occasionally indulges himself by listening to music.

His father Kailash Shukla said Rajneesh topped in his school in the UP Board high school or Class 10 exam and he was expecting a good result for his son.

“Rajneesh used to go to school on a bicycle and covered eight kilometres every day. He never missed his school,” he said.

Kailash also credited the Uttar Pradesh government for ensuring fair examinations.

“Had the government not taken strict measures to check copying, meritorious students like Rajneesh would not have topped.”

Read: UP Board Class 10 topper Anjali Verma wants to serve as a scientist

The state government put in strict anti-copying measures, held the UP Board 2018 exams under closed-circuit television or CCTV cameras for the first time this year and also roped in state police’s special task force was to check rampant cheating.

More than 11,27,800 students dropped out of the exams due to the stringent measures and 1,146 were caught using unfair means. Police lodged 136 complaints against students for indulging in unfair means as well as invigilators and centre superintendents for helping them to cheat.

UP Board result 2018 shows 137 students - 90 boys and 37 girls - scored 90% and above marks in the intermediate exams.

Officials said 72.43% students cleared the intermediate exams this year as compared to 82.62% last year. There was a 10.19% dip in intermediate results this year.

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