New Delhi: Nothing could have brought more joy and happiness to this 15-year-old Delhi boy, Sandeep Pathry, than being declared the topper in the 11th All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE).

Notably, the all-India girl topper is also from Delhi. Mansi Sood of DPS Vasant Kunj was placed sixth on the merit list.

Sandeep, a student of Government Boys Senior Secondary school, Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi scored 346 out of 360 to emerge as topper. This was Sandeep’s second attempt at the prestigious examination. He had passed his Class XII Boards in 2011 scoring 89.6%. In 2009, he had cleared the Class X exams with a score of 84%.
The results of the AIEEE were declared on late Saturday evening.

"It's heartening to know that a boy from a government school topped the exam. A week ago, we had the Class XII topper from Manipur. These are welcome signs for school education in India," said CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi.

JPN/ Agencies

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