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Moment of truth: Now, a nervous wait for DU cut-offs

Amidst much shock and awe, the CBSE on Sunday announced results for the Class XII exams, given by around 11 lakh students
this year.

Aanya Jain, one such tensed student from Queen Mary's Girls Senior Secondary School, on Sunday checked her result online with much curiosity, with her parents at her side. On seeing that she scored 92 per cent, Aanya was euphoric, says her mother.

"We didn't go anywhere for the past two years. Whatever books she needed, we bought it for her and never disturbed her so she could study," the mother says.

Aanya's brother, an engineering student, was equally proud of his sister's achievement. The icing on the cake was that she secured a rank near 12,000 in the Joint Entrance Examination.

On the other hand, despite scoring an impressive 94 per cent, Rishabh Sharma says he expected better but will be content with what he has. The young man wants to pursue B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Vaishali, who secured 83 per cent, says she is satisfied as she prepared accordingly and is interested in pursuing a BBA, wanting to be a management professional. "Marks can't decide your future and that it is upon you as to how to want to make your future."

Sonika Chatterjee says, "I thought I would fail and would have to move to back to Kolkata, but I can now pursue English (Hons)." Ironically, she got 95 per cent.

"I don't think so 90 per cent matters at all, since people need skills not marks and just to secure a seat in Delhi University is indeed preposterous," says Nikhil Ahuja, another topper.

"90 per cent is not something which a Science student desires, since it is entrance scores which matters in Engineering. Marks are for those who want to pursue courses in B.Sc and other applied sciences. It is ultimately a student's own talent and skills," Aanya added.

Commerce student Sneh Vatvani, however, believes, "90 per cent is important when cut-offs are sky high. It definitely a solace for the masses for prestigious courses like Eco (Hons) and B.Com (Hons), where cut-offs reach 99-100 per cent. Getting 95 per cent is a ticket to Delhi University. Even after securing 94.4 per cent, if you can't get admission, it's a shock no one wishes to get."

Among other toppers was Yeesheshvi Bhadana of New Friends Colony, who scored 96.4 per cent and ended up as the second highest ranking student from Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj. The young Commerce girl secured an impressive 99 in Economics.

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