CBSE 12th class topper M Gayatri: took Music classes to de-stress myself

Delhi, Thursday 28 May 2015:

The Central Board of Secondary Education proclaimed the results for class XII examination this Monday. Delhi girl and business student M. Gayatri has topped the CBSE Class XII 2015 exams, securing 496 out of 500. This is not just the second chronological year that Delhi has heaved the all-India topper, Delhi/NCR as well bagged three out of the four students who shared the major three positions this year, to name as Mythili Mishra and Saurabh Bhambri.

M. Gayatri, the student of New Green Field School in Saket, secured 99.2%, including straight 100s in Mathematics, Accountancy and Business Studies. “I took music classes to de-stress myself,” the lean 18-year-old said. “I understand how essential it is not to overburden yourself with studies amid board examinations. I cherish singing, it helped me concentrate all the more on my studies and at whatever point I felt lost, my guardians were there to perk me up.”

Gayatri’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since morning. The day which started as a normal one, turned out extraordinary after her school rang and informed her that she had scored a whopping 99.2% — making her the topper in the Central Board of Secondary Education, or CBSE, Class XII examinations.

cbse topper M Gayatri
moments of celebration of M Gaytri: parents proud

A student of Commerce in New Green Fields School, Saket, Gayatri secured a great 100% in Mathematics, Business Studies and Accounts and a 98% in both English and Economics. Her total marks – 496 out of 500.

Students said that this year the Mathematics paper was the toughest in a decade. But Gayatri, who focused on the HOTS (High Order Thinking Skills), says the paper was fine and motivated her mind to think out-of-the-box.

“We expected her to score at least 95%, but this is superb,” said her father S. Mohan, a Government official. “This is a proud moment,” said her mother Laxmi Mohan, a banker. Gayatri is the only child of her parents.

The wannabe Chartered Accountant, however, was firm that she did not study more than six hours a day. According to her, studying on a regular basis and consistently is the key. Her parents attribute her achievement to the continuous guidance from her teachers.

While Delhi bagged three of the main four openings, it was Thiruvananthapuram that recorded the best pass rate of CBSE’s 10 areas, at 95.41%. Chennai took after with 91.14% while Delhi was in third position with 86.13%.

The general pass rate of 82% was, be that as it may, 0.7% lower than a year ago – the first drop following 2012. An aggregate of 10,07,322 students showed up for the exam this year, 21,000 more than a year ago, and all locales saw a dunk in the pas rate.

M Gayatri, the student of New Green Field School in Saket, Delhi has scored the highest marks. Gayatri has scored a total of 496 out of 500, i.e. 99.2%. Mythili Mishra from Amity International School, Noida, at the second position, scored 495 out of 500.

The overall pass percentage for CBSE Class 12 results 2015 is 82 %. This year again, girls have outshone boys. The pass percentage of girls stood at 87.56% as compared to 77.77 % of the boys.

The overall pass percentage was marginally lower than last year where 82.70 % students had passed the exam as against 82 % this year. Thiruvananthapuram Region registered the highest pass percentage at 95.41. In all, 10,40,368 candidates had registered for class XII examination this year, an increase of about 1.2 % candidates over that of last year.

There will be post-result counselling for the students. It will be made available to students from today itself. The counselling will go on till 8th June. The toll-free number for this is – 1800118004.

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