- In Karnataka Class 10 boards, Mohammad Kaif Mulla scored 624 of 625 marks
- Re-evaluation result gave him a perfect score of 625 marks
- Re-evaluation results have made him the state topper in Class 10 boards
Student of Belgaum's St Xavier High School, Mohammad Kaif Mulla aspires to be a civil servant and work towards educating child labourers. His parents are teachers and are overwhelmed with the sudden adulation that their son has received.
"Our social status has suddenly changed. So many NGOs and high-profile personalities are inviting us to felicitate our son," Kaif's mother told news website Twocircles.net.
The 15-year-old said that he was confident of getting 100 per cent marks. "After answering the papers, I confirmed all my written answers with my teachers, notebooks and model answer sheet. Fortunately I found that all my answers were absolutely correct," Kaif told the website.
Giving credit of his success to his family and hard work, Kaif said that his grandfather used to wake him up early morning and he used to study 12 hours a day for the exams.
This year, around about 8.5 lakh students registered for the Karnataka SSLC exam. Of these, a total of 6,02,802 students have passed the exam and two students have secured the top spot with cent per cent marks.