[Chetan Agrawal with his parents. (Photo: Patrika)]
Raipur: Chetan Agrawal, 16-year-old young chap from Kiran Publlic H S school Kurud Dhamtari who topped the Chhatisgarh in Class 10 exams this year, said he never joined any coaching classes and studied on his own.
The Chhattisgarh Board of Education declared the results of 2017 Class 10 exam Friday morning.
"Instead of joining any coaching classes, I used to study 5-6 hours every day", Chetan said while talking to media after result declaration.
Chetan, son of a local doctor who wished to become engineer, scored a thumping 98.17% bagging 589 out of the total 600 marks.
Vinita Patel of Bilaspur and Karan Sahu of Raipur secured the 2nd and 3rd position respectively. While Vinita scored 97.67% marks, Karan got 97.33% marks in the CG Board Class 10 exam held in Feb/March 2017.
About 4,42,060 students appeared for the CGBSE Class 10 Exams held across 2000 centers in Chhattisgarh from February 10 to March 2, 2017. Out of them 27 have made it to the top ten list.
Girls outshined boys in the overall pass percentage. The pass percentage of girls is 62% and that of boys is 59%.
Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) is responsible for conducting the board exams in the state. The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education conducts High School, Higher Secondary Board, Higher Secondary School (Occupational), Physical Training Diploma and D.Ed. certification exams.
CGBSE also advised and help government for the construction of the proposed curriculum and textbooks prescribed by the board. It also advises the government in framing the education policy of the state and it also runs different correspondence courses under its guidance.