GUWAHATI: Three students bagged the first position in the Seba-conducted HSLC examinations this year. The results for the examination were declared on Friday. Bhaswati Deka, a student from St Mary's School, Maligaon, Gyandeep Sarma from Bokakhat in Golaghat district and Stuty Khound from Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district topped the HSLC examinations this year. The three students scored 569 out of 600.
City topper Bhaswati Deka, who is presently in Delhi, said, "I am overwhelmed as I never thought that I would top the exam. However, I was hopeful that I would be amongst the top five," she said. She is presently in Delhi taking engineering coaching from an institute and will come back to the city next week.
Her mother, Dipika Haloi Deka said, "It feels good as every guardian would want their child to do well. I am extremely happy that her hard work paid off."
Seven students from Guwahati were placed in the merit list this year. Other than Bhaswati Deka, the other toppers from the city were Neha Sharma from Holy Child High School, who bagged fourth position with 564 marks, Priti Parmita from Assam Jatiya Vidyalaya and Ipsita Das from Happy Child High School were placed sixth with a score of 562.
The tenth position was again bagged by three students, Ankur Jyoti Goswami from Assam Jatiya Vidyalaya, Sarah Imran from St Mary's School, Guwahati and Himakshi Boro from St Mary's School, Maligaon.
Ipsita Das of Happy Child High School, who was placed sixth said, "I wasn't expecting this at all as this time there were a lot of anomalies in the examination and I was very upset when I got to know about the incident of cow swallowing answer sheets. But, as they say, all is well that ends well."
While some toppers have already started to plan their next step and have moved out of the city, others are still planning their next step.
Himakshi Boro of St. Mary's School, Maligaon, who bagged the tenth position said, "While I want to study Science and join IIT if I get through, I am still not sure whether I would opt for Seba or CBSE. I was waiting for the results to be out, so now lets see what is lined up for me."