Many breathed a sigh of relief after the CBSE Class 12 board results were announced on Saturday morning. But one student had more reasons to celebrate than the others. Sukriti Gupta, a student from Delhi, topped the exams with 99.4 percent.
Sukriti, a student of science stream from Montfort School, Ashok Vihar, scored an enviable 497 marks out of 500. She scored 99 in English, 99 in Mathematics, 100 in Physics, 100 Chemistry and 99 in Computer Science.
"It is difficult, but in the end, if you have worked hard then you will succeed," Sukriti, who has now turned into an inspiration to many, told ANI on Saturday.
However, the news of coming first in the country came as a surprise to Sukriti.
"I was sure of my performance but did not expect to top the exams. This was certainly beyond my expectations," she told PTI.
The national topper, who is preparing for her engineering exams, will be appearing for the JEE advanced exam on Sunday.
Sukriti dreams of making it to at IIT Delhi but as smart as she is, she has also kept other options open.
She has also said that she does not believe in excessive planning but taking one step at a time. This is why, she plans to decide about the future course after taking the competitive exams.
Her advice for those who will be taking the exams next year is to "follow NCERT books strictly, not fall into
study 14 hours a day trap and not expect any last minute miracles".
Sukriti owed her success to the rigid routine she followed.
According to India Today, Rakesh Gupta, Sukriti's proud father, said that she never missed a single class and also that she is very punctual as a student. "She has been skipping holidays for last two year, just to prepare for the boards," he was quoted a saying in the report.
This year, more than a lakh candidates were registered for the Class 12 examination.
Every year, the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 is conducted by the CBSE board in the month of March.
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2016
Sukriti's success story triggered a wave of reaction on Twitter. While many congratulated the engineering aspirant, others found her result too good to be true.
— Bharat Bharatiya (@bharatjmt) May 21, 2016
Sukriti Gupta got full marks 500/500 in #CBSE 12th boards. Bas teacher ne 3 marks shagun ke cut kr liye isliye final marks 497/500 hue
— IrFAN is Raees (@NextToSRK) May 21, 2016
Sukriti Gupta tops class 12th board examination with 497 out of 500. Why God why? Forget rishtedaars.. My OCD is killing me now.#OCDके
— Ichhadhaari Potato (@KamalZoheb) May 21, 2016
— Office Of RG (@OfficeOfPappu) May 21, 2016
— Sir Stuart Binny (@SirBinny) May 21, 2016
Sukriti Gupta scored 99.4%.I'm sure 0.6% was deducted because she didn't have a twitter account,which is today's prerequisite for success
— Mockingbird. (@VerifiedBeer) May 21, 2016
— Iamtheonewhoknocks (@JoelJosephJacob) May 21, 2016
Following Sukriti, at second position is Palak Goel from Tagore Public School in Kurukshetra, Haryana who scored 496.
The third position has been shared by Somy Uppal from St Theresa's Convent School in Karnal, Haryana and Ajish Sekar from PSBB Senior Secondary School, Chennai. They both have scored 495 marks.
In the differently-abled category, Mudita Jagota, a student from DAV Public School, Faridabad is the topper with 485 marks. Siddhartha Biswas a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, RK Puram is the second topper while the third position has been bagged by Raskhit Malik from Amity International School, Noida. They have scored 484 and 482 marks respectively.
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: May 21, 2016 18:56:22 IST