Hard work & touch of devotion pay off

Rohit Raj of DAV Public School, Khagaul, who scored a jaw-dropping 99.2 per cent in the CBSE Class X exam, the results of which were announced on Tuesday, loves reciting Sanskrit shlokas, and biology lessons.

By Our correspondent in Patna
  • Published 30.05.18
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Rohit Raj and Shivam Raj(below). Telegraph pictures

Patna: Rohit Raj of DAV Public School, Khagaul, who scored a jaw-dropping 99.2 per cent in the CBSE Class X exam, the results of which were announced on Tuesday, loves reciting Sanskrit shlokas, and biology lessons.

"Reciting Sankrit shlokas gives me peace of mind. I often recite Sanskrit shlokas and have learned a few them by heart as I remember them word by word. I have equal interest in biology. In fact, I want to become a cardiac surgeon," said Rohit.

He has scored 100 out of 100 in social science, and 99 each in mathematics, science, English, and Sanskrit.

Rohit, whose father Sanjay Kumar is deputy manager of National Hydro Power Corporation Limited, Himachal Pradesh, and mother Anuradha Kumari is a homemaker, said that the secret of his success lay in early preparation.

He said that he had already finished his syllabus before the exam date was announced.

"With the start of my session, I had devoted three hours to my studies daily, which helped me finish my course even before the announcement of exam. This helped me get good results," he said.

Shivam Raj of DAV Public School, Danapur, who has scored 99 per cent, said he used to study for six to eight hours every day.

He has scored cent per cent in science, mathematics and Sanskrit, 99 in social science, and 96 in English.

Shivam, son of district board clerk Satish Prasad Singh and school teacher Sushma Kumari, said he aspired to work in a multinational company after graduating from IIT.

"After the announcement of results, I visited a shrine along with my parents to take the blessings of the almighty," he said.

Manas Choudhary of Loyola High School, another high performer, has secured 98. 8 per cent.

A total of 1.83 lakh students appeared in the CBSE Class X exam from the Patna region (comprising Bihar and Jharkhand) and the overall pass percentage of the region is 87.80 per cent.

A total of 22,364 students have failed in the region.

Girls outshone boys in the region, with 89.3 per cent pass percentage. The boys' pass percentage is 87.3 per cent.

Patna has got fifth position out of the 10 regions of CBSE.

Thiruvananthapuram has secured first position with 99.60 pass percentage followed by Chennai with 97.37 pass percentage, Ajmer with 91.36 percentage and Bhubaneshwar with 88.1 per cent.