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Meet CBSE topper who scored 499 out of 500 and know her formula for success

Meghna Srivastava, secured 100/100 in four subjects out of five, losing just one mark overall

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New Delhi: Meghna Srivastava, who has topped the CBSE Class 12 examination — scoring 499 out of 500 points — on Saturday said there was no secret formula for her success: it was only consistent hard work that had paid off. 

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Srivastava hails from Noida and studied at the Step By Step School there. 

'Thrilling experience'

She secured 99 marks in English (Core), while in the other subjects — Psychology, History, Geography and Economics — she scored a perfect 100.

“It’s been a really thrilling experience. There is no secret and one has to work hard throughout the year,” she told reporters.

“I like baking and I used to watch a lot of TV,” said the student from Noida’s Step By Step School. “I used to watch mostly English shows — ‘The Office’, ‘Breaking Bad’ ... anything on TV,” she added, terming Netflix “one of her favourite pastimes”.

Srivastava is the niece of former CBI director Anil Sinha.

“She has always been a very bright and studious girl. She has brought laurels to our family and we are proud of her,” Sinha said.

Anoushka Chandra, who stood second in the exam with 99.6 per cent, thanked her parents and her school principal for her success.

Chandra, who is a student of the Seth Anandram Jaipuria School in Ghaziabad, scored 98 in English (Core) and 100 in History, Economics, Political science and Psychology.

“I am very happy. It’s an overwhelming moment. I want to thank my parents and school,” she told reporters.

—PTI

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