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Bihar Class 10 topper Himanshu Raj wants to study in IIT

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Bihar topper Himanshu Raj

The BSEB has declared its Results for Class 10 exams. The 15-year old boy from Rohtas, Himanshu Raj has topped the Bihar Board class 10 exam scoring 481 marks out of 500. Raj surpassed over 14.94 lakh students to attain the top rank. Himanshu is the son of a farmer who works in the fields by day and teaches him in the evening and his mother is a homemaker.

The topper aims to study engineering at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology and wish to become a software engineer in future.

Himanshu scored 96.20 per cent and believes that consistency is the key to crack any exam. However, his studies are on a halt at present due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While schools are closed, most of the educational content is being delivered through WhatsApp or digital modes, however, Raj’s family does not own a smartphone or laptop to enable online education.

The entire family is busy celebrating after the results were declared. “Everyone in the family is excited. I am constantly receiving calls from my friends, relatives and neighbours. Everyone is happy. My mom is cooking sweets today,” he said.

His sister has been promoted to class 12 and wants to study medicine. She scored 88 per cent in her class 10 exam last year.

The Bihar Board class 10 result was announced today in which 41 students have scored top 10 ranks with Himanshu Raj being the topper. The second rank has been obtained by Durgesh Kumar with 480 marks and the third spot is shared by three students — one girl and two boys with 478 marks.

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