Prakhar Mittal credited his parents for his success as he aced CBSE’s Class 10 board examinations on Tuesday and said they never forced him to slog for the board examinations.
A student of Delhi Public School in Gurgaon’s Sector 45, Mittal scored 499 out of 500 marks with three other students to become the topper.
“My parents and teachers helped me a lot. The teachers in my school are very good and I could perform so well because of the way they taught us as well as the notes they gave,” he said.
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“I studied according to my own pace with a cool head,” the 16-year-old added.
Mittal said he studied for at least four to five hours in a day and took a break to resume for another three to four hours.
Rimzhim Agarwal from RP Public School Bijnor, Nandini Garg from Scottish International School Shamli and Sreelakshmi G from Bhavan Vidyalaya in Cochin also scored the same marks as Mittal.
Girls have done better than boys by 3.35%. Girls have a pass percentage of 88.67% and boys 85.32%.
The total number of candidates who have secured more than 90% and above is 1,31,493.
Thiruvananthapuram has topped with a pass percentage of 99.60%, followed by Chennai (97.37%), and Ajmer (91.86%). Delhi has a pass percentage of 78.62%.
JNV schools have performed the best with pass percentage of 97.31% followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas with 95.96% and private schools are third with 89.49%