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Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) declared the results of class 12th board examinations.

Once again, Girls outperformed boys, with a pass percentage of 73.40 percent, while the pass percentage of boys is 64.66 per cent.

This year, the pass percentage dipped significantly from the last year recorded at 68.81 per cent. Last year, the pass percentage was 72.37 per cent.

Science (Biology) topper from Indore, Delan Patel scored 484 marks out of 500 and secured fourth position in state.

Four students from Indore made their place in State Merit Topper’s list. Three of them were from Commerce stream and one was a topper in Science (Biology) stream, as shared by divisional officer Deven Sonwani.

The three State Merit Toppers from Commerce stream are: Vishnukant Mishra, Khushbu Verma and Nisha Patel.


Farmer’s son, enroute to becoming first doctor in family

(Fourth rank in MP, Science Bio city topper)

City topper Delan Patel with his parents (Asha & Hukam Patel)
City topper Delan Patel with his parents (Asha & Hukam Patel)

Learning to become a multitask from his father who works as an electrician, farmer and labour, Delan Patel is the science city topper, who secured fourth position in state with 484/500 marks.

Originally from Damoh, he dreams of becoming the first doctor in his family. “I scored 98.4 percent in class 10th and made my place among Super 100, in fact, I was at fifth position in state back then,” Patel said.

With a dream to follow his aspirations, he lived in Malharganj Aashram and has been preparing for NEET 2020. “I have an elder sister (Aarti) and a younger brother (Sumit), who motivated me,” Patel said.

Walked to her nani’s home to study everyday

(Eight in state, second in Indore in commerce stream)

Khushbu Verma with her teachers and parents (Aarti and Bhawani Verma)
Khushbu Verma with her teachers and parents (Aarti and Bhawani Verma)

Khushbu Verma from Pink Flower School secured eight position in state with 472 marks. She is the second city topper of commerce stream in Indore.

Residing in Jeevan-ki-phel, Khushbu faced several financial and logistics problems. “I had to go to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother) house to study, because where I stay, it is very difficult to study,” she said.

With support from her family, she was able to concentrate on her studies, when her father (Bhawani Verma) worked for several jobs to manage their daily expenses. “I learned Henna art, which helps me in earning some money,” Khushbu said.

She loves to act and dance. “I concentrated only on my studies because it is my dream to become an IAS officer,” Khushbu said.

She did not consider how much she will score, just gave her best. “In class 10th, I scored 93 percent and so hopefully, I will better and clear government exam in future,” Khushbu said.

School added a subject just for Vinita Rathore

(Humanities Indore Topper)

Vinita Rathore with her parents (Rekha & Raju Rathore)
Vinita Rathore with her parents (Rekha & Raju Rathore)

Dreams come true when we dare to chase them facing every challenge with a smile. Such was the case for Vinita Rathore, who was the only student in her school who studied Economics. She has scored 453 marks and is Indore’s topper in Humanities stream.

“I live in village Bargonda, where we do not have schools and coaching for studying science in class XII,” Rathore said. She wanted to study mathematics.

“I had scored 95 percent in class 10th, but it is not possible for my parents to send me to Indore to study and pay fee,” Rathore. She choose humanities as she found arts more interesting than commerce.

In arts, she really wanted to study economics. “My school did not have economics then, but my school principal (Dinesh Gupta) agreed and got the subject in school just for me,” Rathore said.

“I was lucky, because as soon as I entered class 12th, an economics teacher was transferred to my school which helped me in understanding the subject better,” Rathore said.

Helping her ace out the challenges of studies, her elder sister (Prachi) and father (farmer Raju) were her biggest support.

Not language, but concentrate on knowledge

(Commerce city topper, 6th state topper)

Vishnukant Mishra (Center in white) with his family.
Vishnukant Mishra (Center in white) with his family.

Vishnukant Mishra from Malhar Aashram School secured sixth position in state with 474 marks. He is the city topper for commerce stream.

Inspired by (late) Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Mishra hopes to become a successful Chartered Accountant. Sharing an important lesson from his experience, Mishra said, “I like studying, but I faced a major challenge when I was sent to English medium school and my interest and score fell down from 90s to 70s.”

After re-joining government school in class 9th, Mishra’s scorecard and interest rekindled and he scored 94 percent in class 10th. “I got selected in super 100 scheme and moved from Sidhi to Indore to fulfil my dreams,” he said.

His father (advocate Rajesh Kumar Mishra) and mother (Rekha Mishra) always supported his aspirations.

First to study in farmer’s family

(3rd in city, 10th in state Commerce toppers)

Nisha Patel
Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel from Malhar Aashram School secured tenth position in state with 470 marks. She is the first in her family to complete school education.

“I come from Bhama village, where it is not usual for people to study,” she said. With support from her parents (Rewa and Babulal Patel), she concentrated on studies to follow her dreams.

“I scored 92.4 percent in class 10th, which gave me an opportunity to move to Indore under super 100,” Patel said. However, there was a twist that due to her score, she could not get science in scheme and was selected in commerce stream.

“My school principal explained to me that the opportunity of studying among super 100 will help me in building my career, so I took the chance and found my new dream of becoming a chartered accountant,” Patel said.

Agriculture stream topper: Uma Nagar, 459 points, Sitadevi H.S. School, Palada
Agriculture stream topper: Uma Nagar, 459 points, Sitadevi H.S. School, Palada

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