PATNA: Prerna Raj, who topped the Class X examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board, wants to pursue her career in medical field and become an IAS officer. “I want to be an IAS officer to do something for my native place Bhagalpur,” said Prerna from Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (SAV). The results were announced on Tuesday. Born to contractual teacher in government school Pritam Kumar and accredited social health activist (ASHA) Pinki Kumari, Prerna scored 91.4% and said she studied for 8-9 hours every day for the exam.
Born to government school teacher Mrityunjay Kumar and homemaker Indu Devi, Nawada’s Shikha Kumari from the same Simultala school shared the second spot with Pragya and got 90.8%. “I moved to Patna after my Class X exam to prepare for NEET and AIIMS medical entrance examination,” said Shikha, whose elder brother Prince Raj is pursuing BPharma from a medical college in Madhya Pradesh.
Shikha, who also wants to become an IAS officer, said she studied for seven hours a day to prepare for the exam. “Teachers at my school explained each topic in such a way that I learnt it by heart,” she said and added, “I will continue my studies at SAV and in science stream.” Her younger brothers are studying at a primary school in Nawada while her elder sister Shalini Kumari is pursuing BSc from Hazaribagh.
Pragya, also from SAV, is preparing for medical entrance examinations. She went to Kota in Rajasthan after the Class X exam. “I want to be a doctor and help those who can’t afford expensive treatment,” she said.
“I studied eight hours a day,” said Pragya, whose father Pramod Kumar is senior treatment supervisor at Motihari and mother Vinita Devi is a government school teacher. “Her hard work and result made us proud,” said Pramod. Pragya’s younger brother Saket studies in Class IX at SAV and her elder sister Sweety Suman cracked JEE (Mains) this year.
Third topper Anu Priya Kumari hails from Nawada and scored 90.4%.