Jamshedpur boy crowned second national topper in ISC exam

Priya Khajanchi

Similarly, the Indian School Certificate ISC Class 12 examination 2018 which was held from February 7-April 2 witnessed appearance of 81,758 students.

Swayam Das from St. Mary's ICSE School, Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai, topped the country in the ICSE exam with an aggregate of 99.4%. "There were times I was not able to go to school but my teachers were very supportive and helped me even after school hours".

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In ISC (Class XII), seven students, including two from Mumbai secured first rank in the country by scoring 99.50%.

Third position was jointly shared by 12 students: Nidhi Nilesh Dhanani and Vishruti Parag Shah of Vibgyor High, Goregaon (W), Mumbai; Sarantha Danielle Correa of Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai; Neel Mulay of Greenwood High, Bengaluru; Vasvi Gupta of Mayo College Girls' School, Ajmer; Sarthak Mittal of Smt Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai; Vedika Manish Manek of St Gregorios High School, Mumbai; Abheya Arora of St Joseph's Convent School, Jalandhar; Swarup Padhi of Kerala Samajam Model School, Jamshedpur; Priya Kumari of Hill Top School, Jamshedpur; Spriha Pandey of The Heritage School, Kolkata and Anuraag Ghosh of The Aryans School, Kolkata. 25 per cent marks in the ISC (commerce) examination. However, they do not figure in the first three all-India ranks. Zeenat Bhojaboy, Principal of Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu said, "Students have performed well in the examinations. The consistency in results validate the commitment and hard work of students, dedication of teachers and partnering of parents". At the end of the day, it boils down to what you like to study and not what others would like you to study. "My liking for the subjects helped me score good marks", she said. It's always my dream to pursue the honours course at Delhi University.

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Said Utpat, "I got to know my marks and also that the top rank in India was bagged by a boy with 99.4 per cent". She is also the council topper in two subjects.

Ruling out coaching classes entirely, she emphasised that self-study and her classes in school buoyed her up for the exams. Bokaro and Hazaribagh has two and one schools respectively. "I have wisely used it and has not let it affect my studies".

While most students need to compromise on extra-curricular and other activities during the board exam years, Utpat said that it was classical music and Bharatnatyam which kept her going and cleared her mind. "I want to pursue either economics or psychology as both are promising fields and deal directly with a human being's wellbeing", Prajapati adds. I was determined to continue with them even during my Class X year.

Her mother Rama Utpat, a homemaker said, "I am so happy with the score that she received". "That was the best moment of my life", she quips.

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