COIMBATORE: A Coimbatore-based boy with French as his first language has scored 500 out of 500 in the Class X public examination.
SV Vijayamoorthy, a student of GRG Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Peelamedu, Coimbatore, who got centum in all the subjects, is the only boy among the three students, who have scored 500 out of 500 in the Class X exam. The other two, who have secured full marks in the SSLC public examination, are Durga Devi from Madurai and Hema Varshini from Ponneri.
Vijayamoorthy said that he wants to take up Group I (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) with Biology in higher secondary and pursue medical education.
“Every day, I used to study for four to five hours both in the morning and evening. I got over 450 marks in the quarterly and half yearly examinations, but did not expect to score a perfect 500 in the finals,” said Vijayamoorthy.
His father S Veerasakthivel is a businessman and mother S Sumathi is a Class II teacher at GHSS in Ganapathy.
Meanwhile, G Durga Devi, who scored a centum in all five subjects, including Sanskrit in the Class X public examinations, said that understanding concepts were always more important than scoring marks.
The top scorer of TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Madurai said she only expected to score above 490 marks. Daughter of Bagampriyal and B Gandhimathinathan, the school’s librarian, said, “We always insisted that our daughter first understand a subject properly. If she gets a good foundation it would help her even in her higher studies,” said her father.
The result came as a surprise to her. She said, scoring a centum in English made her happiest as she put in the most effort for the subject. She said she used to write tests at home and her father would take the answer sheets to her teachers to correct.
Meanwhile, Hema Varshini from Ponneri near Chennai, with French as her first language, has also scored 500 out of 500.