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Chennai boy, covid positive in 2nd wave, scores 96 per cent in Class XII

Chennai boy, covid positive in 2nd wave, scores 96 per cent in Class XII

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Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, July 20 

The Tamil Nadu government has announced that 100 per cent of the about 8.16 lakh students who registered for the Class XII board examination had passed with as many as 39,679 of them securing above 551 marks out of 600.

Reuben Stephen John had contracted virus in May and managed to score 96 per cent in his assessment.

"I thank my teachers for helping me so much. My next plan is to join a good engineering college. I want to study artificial intelligence,” said John while speaking to NDTV, who had earned a provisional admission at a private engineering college.

Reuben had put in a lot of hard work, his mother said, adding, "He never took it easy even though it was an online exam. I am proud of him."

The family has already paid a token amount to block his seat at a private engineering college whose entrance test he has cracked.

The Tamil Nadu government had in June announced the cancellation of class 12 state board examinations and said a committee would be set up to decide on awarding marks to students.

Of the 8,16,473 students, including over 4.35 lakh girls, 39,679 candidates had scored marks in the 551 to 600 range. Around 1.63 lakh students have scored between 501 to 550.

Students will receive SMS with their results and can also check the same online, the directorate of government examination said.

About 1,656 absentees in Plus One besides 39,000 private candidates and those who are not happy with the examination results can appear for the examination to be held in September/October after the pandemic comes under control, the minister said.

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