Following the announcement of 10th Matric results earlier in the day, Orissa Post interacted with city students to gauge their reactions. Excerpts:
Sagarika Mallick, Govt Girls High School, Unit-IX 560/600 (94%)
I am not satisfied with my marks at all. After consultation with my teacher, I had expected a lot more than I have received. I am planning to send my papers for rechecking as I am quite confident that I will get more. I had an operation on my ears just before the exam but that didn’t affect my preparation. I always believed that qualitative study is more important than the number of hours one puts in. I was enrolled for three tuition classes apart from school. My aim is to become a doctor. Hence, I want to opt for science in Plus II.
Ayushman Mohnaty, Sarawati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Unit III 556/600 (92.67%)
I have secured fewer marks in English and Odia which was completely unexpected for me. However, both my teachers and parents supported me strongly after the results. Extra classes by our teachers before the exam helped us. I wish to work in the medical field and help poor patients.
Abinash Nayak, Capital High School 550/600 (91%)
For me, getting 100 marks in Mathematics was the highlight of my exams. However, I am sad because I secured fewer marks in Science. I feel that the examiners were quite strict in awarding marks this year. I plan to prepare for IITs during Plus II.
Rudra Khuntia, Sarawati Sishu Vidya Mandir 540/600 (90%)
I didn’t expect to secure fewer marks in English and Odia as I am quite good in the subjects. Irrespective of my marks in these two subjects, I am quite pleased with my overall performance in the exams. I aim to pursue medical studies after Plus II.
Sambit Sahoo, Sarawati Sishu Vidya Mandir 547/600 (91.17)
The extra classes provided by our school faculty before the exams helped me greatly. My parents and teachers are quite pleased with the marks that I have secured. I acknowledge my school’s role in my results as it would not have been possible without our teachers. It’s time to look forward to the challenges ahead.