CBSE Class 12 results: Raksha Gopal of Noida emerges topper with 99.6%
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Noida: Noida student Raksha Gopal has emerged the topper in CBSE Class 12 results declared Sunday with a highest score of 99.6%.
Raksha, a humanities student at Amity International School, Noida, said she was expecting a “good” result but was surprised to find that she was just two marks short of a perfect 100.
“I was expecting about 95%, but 99.6% was unimaginable,” she said.
Raksha, who stood first among almost 11 lakh students across India who appeared for the Class 12 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), scored 100% marks in three subjects—English (core), Political Science and Economics—and 99% in psychology and history.
She is keen to study political science in the University of Delhi. The top three colleges that she has in mind are Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House and Jesus and Mary.
“Once in college, I will decide on the future course of action,” she said.
Raksha, who was “fully focused” on her subjects, said mock tests helped her prepare. She did not take any private lessons for the examinations.
Her father, Gopal Srinivasan, said she had the freedom to plan out her timetable for revision.
“We never put any pressure on Raksha. I always tell her to concentrate on studies and not go under the tension of achieving the topper slot,” said Srinivasan, the chief finance officer in the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.
Mother Ranjani Gopal said she concentrated on her health, and ensured that she slept well.
Raksha’s sister Prerna, who studies biochemistry at the Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University, said she provided a “supportive environment” to her younger sibling, a keen keyboard player.
With 99.4% marks, Chandigarh’s Bhoomi Sawant, a science student, scored the second highest marks in CBSE Class 12 results.
Mannat Luthra and Aditya Jain jointly bagged the third rank with 99.2% in the commerce stream. Sawant, a student of DAV School in Sector 8, scored 100 out of 100 in physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science and 97 out of 100 in English.