Vikash Sharma

Shreya Pattanayak of Mother’s Public School in Bhubaneswar is now on cloud nine after scoring a perfect score in the class 10 board examinations, the results of which were announced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday.

Shreya has scored 500 out of 500 in the class 10 examinations making her teachers, parents and friends proud. As per official sources, the pass percentage among girl students stood at 95.21 while 93.80 per cent boys have passed the Class 10 examination conducted by CBSE this year.

Around 20,93,978 students appeared for the CBSE Class 10 examination which was held from April 26 to May 24. While Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala recorded the highest pass percentage of 99.68%, Guwahati recorded the lowest pass percentage of 82.23%. The pass percentage of students in Bhubaneswar region in Class 10 exam stands at 96.46 %.

“I was optimistic to do well in the board examinations but had never expected to score a perfect score,” said Shreya.

According to Shreya, hardwork is the key and students should enjoy the process and they should not consider studies as a burden. Sharing success tips, Shreya said that she used to prepare on a daily basis right from the start of the academic session.

“I used to revise and complete studies on the same day itself by devoting 2-3 hours after school. Giving importance to all subjects is the key,”she said.

Shreya,who wants to become a doctor, credited her parents especially her mother for the success as she was the one who guided her in studies.

Apart from class 10, several other girls in different parts of the country have also scored 500/500 in the class 12 examinations. Two girls -- Yuvakshi Vij from Noida and Tanya Singh of Bulandshahr -- have also scored 100 per cent marks in CBSE Class 12. Tanya Singh, a student of Delhi Public School in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, topped the CBSE Class 12 board examination.