"I studied a good 10 to 15 hours every day and was always hopeful of a good result," Sarthak said. He eventually wants to be a civil servant.
The principal of Sarthak's school, Bindu Sehgal, says "Sarthak had really raised the bar. It was difficult to go any further than this."
In the Commerce stream, Sanchi Katpaliya from Springdales Pusa Road has topped with 98.8 per cent.
She further adds "So many children today with even 91 per cent and higher are anguished asking for a reassessment of their papers." While she says she won't question the evaluation process per se, there is a need to step back and rethink the marking structures.
Meanwhile, like every year, the girls have fared better than the boys. The overall pass percentage for the girls this year was 91.72 per cent, while it was 82.09 per cent for the boys. Delhi came third out of 10 regions of CBSE and 111 schools had 100 per cent pass results.
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