CBSE 12th Result 2017: Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class 12 topper Raksha Gopal who scored 99.6% in the humanities stream says that she is elated by the result. Gopal told CNN-News18 that she knew she would do well in the examination but did not expect to top the board. Gopal said, ”I still can’t believe the result, my aim was to do well in the exams, I did not expect to top the board”. CBSE declared the results for Class 12th after uncertainty prevailed for over a week leaving students anxious. Noida girl Raksha from Amity International School, Noida topped CBSE Class XII exam with 99.6 per cent marks – she got 100 pct in English Core, 99 pct in History, 100 pct in Political Science, 100 pct in Economics and 99 pct in Psychology. Bhumi Sawant De from DAV Chandigarh secured the second position with 99.4% and Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh came third with 99.2%.
Speaking to CNN-News18 Raksha said that the perception of humanities as a non-productive field is not true. Gopal, who studied at Amity International School in Noida, says that she has applied to the Delhi University (DU) and that she wants to pursue Political Science. Gopal said, ”I have applied to Delhi University and a few other universities, but my plan is to get admission into the Delhi University and pursue Political Science (Honours)”.
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In an interview to India Today, Raksha said that while studying her focus was on quality and not on quantity. Raksha also said that students who did not score well in the board exams shouldn’t be disheartened. Raksha said, ”This is only an exam, don’t lose heart”.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said. ”I congratulate all those students who were successful in CBSE’s Class XII board exams”. The minister also said that the students who did not succeed in the examination must not lose hope, according to an ANI report.
Bhumi Sawant of Chandigarh scored 99.4 percent in the exams and came in a close second and Aditya Jain and Mannat Luthra, both of them from the same school Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh scored 99.2 percent according to the Indian Express.