"I don't like Social Science, so it was a surprise for me to get 100 in it", said Ashwin Rao, who topped the ICSE (or Class X board) exams with a percentage of 99.4.
Ms Pathan, who scored 99.4 per cent and aspires to become a doctor, said that she still finds it hard to believe that she has stood first in the nation even as she visited various websites to confirm the news after it had broken. The 15-year-old never joined any coaching classes as she felt that it would be time-consuming, but diligently followed the timetable she had set in the beginning of the year, studying for 4-5 hours a day and ensuring she had sound sleep. "I want to be able to do something for them and I believe I contribute towards their well-being by becoming a doctor", Muskan said.
Rita Katawati, school principal, said, "I thank all our teachers who guided all the students including Muskan so well". Her father, Abdulla, works in Mumbai and is in Pune only on weekends. While she hasn't decided on her specialisation yet, Muskan is completely focused and has already started preparing for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and wants a seat at BJ Medical College or the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune. "We too are surprised with her first national rank". Ashwin from St Paul's English School is the national joint topper with Muskan Abdullah Pathan from Pune. "In fact, she would go play for a few hours when she got bored of her books".
Muskan said she was nowhere in the rankings until class 8.
Ashwin wants to pursue a field related to Science, but for now, he's more concerned with celebrating with his friends. Past year a student from our school got national third rank. My parents never put pressure on me to study hard. Part of the basketball team at St Mary's School and a state and national player, Aanvi kept up the sport all through her exam preparations.
She added, "I always wanted to serve people and I have seen many doctors in my family".
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