Guwahati: Tushar Singh, a Humanities student from the Delhi Public School Bulandshahr has topped the CBSE Class 12 exam, the results of which were declared today in the afternoon by scoring an incredible 500 marks out of 500. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that he did it without the crutch of tuitions.
At a time when even primary school children are sent for tuitions by their parents, Tushar's triumph is bound to serve as a wake-up call to those who put greater emphasis on tuitions rather than hard work.
Although the CBSE board has not given a merit list this year owing to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the pandemic, Tushar the CBSE Class 12 2020 exam from his school and has shared that he now wishes to go for History Honours from the Delhi University. Planning ahead, Tushar says that he would one day want to become an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer.
Talking to media after his moment of triumph, Singh says that he did not have a strict study regimen and studied around 7 hours a day only. Additionally, he claims that he was also active on social media and used to watch tv in between his period of study for a "break."
The Delhi lad says that instead of going for tuitions, he got his doubts resolved from his school teachers only. He says solving sample papers from Arihant and Oswaal helped him prepare for the exams. However, he admits that he did go for tuitions in the 11th standard.
Weighing in on CBSE's decision to award full marks to students which had increased the number of toppers (1,57,934 students scored above 90% while 38,686 students scored above 95%), Singh said that the CBSE board should not be awarded full marks in English or any of the language papers.
He says that in subjects like History or Geography since there is a prescribed book to answer from, it is still okay to get full marks. But when it comes to language, you cannot say that this answer is the best way to write it and so deserves full marks, he said.
It needs mention here that the CBSE board exams 2020 were postponed in the north Delhi region due to the riots in North East Delhi over the CAA-NRC protests. After that, when the coronavirus pandemic started to spread, the CBSE board exams were postponed and later cancelled in favour of the alternate assessment scheme.