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Meet Kashmir Girls Who Topped 10th with 498/500

Meet Kashmir Girls Who Topped 10th with 498/500

by Syed Shadab Ali Gillani

Srinagar: Keeping up with the trend, Kashmir girls continue to outshine boys. In the result of the tenth standard that the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) declared on Monday, all the top slots were taken by the girls.

In fact, two Kashmir girls shared the No 1 position by scoring 498 of the 500 marks. Farhana Imtiyaz and Sadaf Mushtaq topped the entire Jammu and Kashmir results for the tenth class examination that was written by 118,791 students.

“I have always been a position holder all my life and had a realisation that I would score well in this exam as well,” Farhan Imtiyaz said, insisting consistency is the mantra for succeeding in life. “Class 10th syllabus is not that vast and if a student maintains consistency and studies for 4-5 hours he or she is bound to succeed.”

Farhana who hails from Bijbehara town and wishes to join AIIMS Delhi said she always wanted to be a doctor. “My father, who was a doctor, passed away three years ago. He used to run a clinic in our village where he would treat the poor free of cost. To carry forward his legacy, I want to render my services to the medical profession,” she added.

While talking about family support she said, “My mother has a lot of contributions to my success and I am really grateful to her.” Excited over the success, she said, her mother broke down on the phone while congratulating her. Farhan is in Srinagar coaching the next class.

Another Kashmir girl Sadaf Mushtaq also got 498 marks in class 10th examinations thereby sharing the same slot.

Sadaf Mushtaq stated that she relied on self-study to fare better in exams, “I did not go for any coaching, my school teachers were really supportive and I did repeated revisions as I believe retention is the key.”

Talking about her strategies for the preparation Sadaf said, “Initially I was very stressed but later guidance from my teachers and support from my parents’ helped me a lot. I realised it is not as difficult as it seems to be.”

About her future plans, Sadaf said that she always wanted to be an engineer. “I got admission to the non-medical stream as I have a good hold on mathematics. My dream college is IIT-Madras and I really hope I crack the JEE-Advance examination in future,” she added.

As is already reported, the overall pass percentage stood at over 79 per cent, with a total of 118,791 students successfully qualifying out of 148,701 enrolled. However, 29,789 students did not meet the passing criteria.

Among the enrolled students, there were 77,422 boys, with a pass percentage of 78.23 per cent. On the other hand, 71,279 girls achieved an impressive pass percentage of 81.68 per cent. (Kashmir Life)

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