On a day Union Minister Smriti Irani faces her big electoral test in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, her daughter cleared the CBSE Class 10 exam with a score of 82 per cent.
The Central Board of Secondary Education announced the Class 10 exam results Monday afternoon. Ms Irani shared her daughter's result days after her son scored well in the CBSE Class 12 exam. "10th board results out. Daughter scored 82%. Proud that inspite of challenges she has done well. Way to go Zoe," Ms Irani tweeted minutes after the results were declared.
10 th board results out . Daughter scored 82% . Proud that inspite of challenges she has done well. Way to go Zoe.— Chowkidar Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 6, 2019
Thirteen students have emerged as toppers after scoring 499 out of 500 marks. This year, the board had indicated that the results would be released earlier than previous years to facilitate higher education admissions. Girls outperformed boys by a margin of 2.31 per cent.
Twenty four students shared the second rank with 498 out of 500 marks, and 58 students came third with 497 marks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated the students.
Proud of my young friends who have successfully cleared the CBSE Class X examinations. Wishing them the very best for their journey ahead. May these young minds continue making us proud. Congratulations also to their teachers and parents! #CBSE10thresult— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 6, 2019