No secret formula for success, just hard work: CBSE Class XII topper

Srivastava hails from Noida; she studied at the Step By Step School there


New Delhi: Meghna Srivastava, the topper of the CBSE Class XII examination, said on Saturday there was no secret formula for her success and it was only consistent hard work that had paid off. Srivastava hails from Noida; she studied at the Step By Step School there.

She secured 99 marks in English (Core), while in the other subjects — psychology, history, geography and economics — she scored a perfect 100.

“It’s been a really thrilling experience. There is no secret and one has to work hard throughout the year,” she said.

Srivastava is the niece of former CBI director Anil Sinha, who said that she had always been a bright student. “She has always been a very bright and studious girl. She has brought laurels to our family and we are proud of her,” Sinha said.

Anoushka Chandra, who stood second in the exam with 99.6%, thanked her parents and her school principal for her success.

Chandra, who is a of the Seth Anandram Jaipuria School in Ghaziabad, scored 98 in English (Core) and 100 in History, Economics, Political science and Psychology.

“I am very happy. It’s an overwhelming moment. I want to thank my parents and school,” she said.

Out of 11.06 lakh who appeared for the Class XII exams — also known as the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) — a total of 9,18,762 candidates have passed. The CBSE Class XII Board results were announced today. The overall pass percentage was 83.01% as against last year’s 82.02%.

While 88.31% of  examinees passed the AISSCE, 78.99% of boys made it. The pass percentage of Delhi region has seen a marginal increase, up to 89%, this year while in 2017, it was 88.37%. This year, 72,599 candidates scored 90% and above marks and 12,737 students have got 95% and above marks.

The best performing region was Trivandrum in Kerala with a pass percentage of 97.32% Chennai region’s pass percentage was second best at 93.87%. Delhi was at the third spot with 89% pass percentage, the officials at the CBSE headquarters said.

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