CBSE Topper Hansika Shukla ‘regrets’ missing just 1 mark after scoring 499/500

Ghaziabad’s Hansika Shukla who came through with flying colours by topping the CBSE class 12 examination with 499 marks isn’t fully satisfied with the marks she got as she has only one regret i.e. scoring 99 in English.

Shukla who has scored centum each in history, political science, psychology and Hindustani vocals, says she stayed away from social media as she thinks it is a distraction ahead of the examinations.

Hansika and Arora (Credits: TOI)

“I am on cloud nine as I had not expected this kind of result but now I feel it would have been perfect to get one more mark and have 100 in English. I regret that now,” Shukla told PTI. Her mother works as an associate professor at a college in Ghaziabad and her father works as a secretary in the Rajya Sabha.

Student of DPS Ghaziabad, Shukla revealed the secret behind her success. “Whenever I wanted to relax I listened to music but I followed a no social media policy because it is a huge distraction.” “I never took any tuition but followed a disciplined routine on my own and cleared my concepts in the school itself,” she added.

Another girl who also scored the same marks is Muzaffarnagar’s Karishma Arora who preferred dance to music in free time. “I am not much of a sports person. I like to dance when I am free and want to relax,” Arora said.

Rishikesh’s Gaurangi Chawala, Raebareli’s Aishwarya and Bhavya from Jind earned the second rank, scoring 498 out of 500 marks.

G Khartik Balaji from Chennai, Vanshika Bhagat (Meerut), Parth Saini (Solan), Veeraj Jindal (delhi), Mehak Talwar (Delhi), Ananya Goel (Meerut), Ayushi Upadhyay (Lucknow), Rubani Cheema (Haryana), Dishank Jindal (Chandigarh), Divya Agarwal (Meerut), Shreya Pandey (Haldwani), Garima Sharma (Noida), Piyush Kumar Jha (Dehradun), Ibadat Singh Bakshi (Noida), Tisha Gupta (Rajasthan), Ghaziabad’s Aishna Jain, Arpit Maheshwari and Pragya Kharkwal have bagged the third rank, scoring 497 out of 500 marks.