The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) released the 8th grade exam results on Thursday. While 98.25 percent of the students who took the exam passed, Manpreet Singh emerged as the top performer. The boy who belongs to Gumti village in Barnala district scored 600 out of 600 points in the 8th grade exam. Manpreet studies at a government secondary school in his village.
From a young age, Manpreet has his own dreams. He wants to become an IAS officer and work for the welfare of the needy. His mother is the sole earner of the family and does sewing to provide for the needs of the family. After the death of Manpreet’s father, she took charge of the family and is proud of her son for this great achievement. Speaking to The Tribune, Manpreet’s mother Kiranjit Kaur said: “Manpreet works very hard. He wants to become an IAS officer and help the needy.”
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Not only this, but the little boy is overjoyed at this big win. Manpreet thanked his teachers, telling the news portal: “My teachers have helped me a lot. If I had a problem, they were always ready to help me.”
Besides Manpreet, the other top players of PSEB are also delighted to pass with flying colors. Himani Sethi, who took second place in class 8 board exam, is a student of SAV Jain Day Boarding school in Hoshiarpur. She scored 596 out of 600 points on PSEB exams.
The third position holders are Karmanpreet Kaur of Ambar Public Senior Secondary School and Nawan Tanel of Amritsar district with 596 points. Although the grades of all three students are the same, Himani gets the second position because of her age. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Himani said she never took private lessons and passed the exam by studying alone. At the same time, Karmanpreet, who belongs to a farming family, wants to become a lawyer.
Speaking of the overall results, 98.25 percent of the students passed the board exam this time. Just like last time, the percentage of girls who pass the exam is greater than that of boys. While the average pass rate of girls is 98.70 percent, 97.86 percent of boys passed the 8th exam.
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