Muhammad Amir Majid, 17, topped the class XII examination held by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education for Kashmir division by securing 90.50 per cent marks. As his family and distant relatives celebrated, Amir says he was confident right from day one that he would secure the top position.
In class X Amir missed the first position by 16 marks and he had to be content with the fourth position. “At that time the first position holder got 481 marks and I got 465. I promised to myself that I will climb up the ladder,” says a beaming Amir.
This time he did it.
A student of Biscoe School, Amir secured 679 marks out of 750 topping the science stream as well as the entire examination.
Amir comes from a modest family. His father Abdul Majeed Bhat is a teacher in a government school. The family, right now brimming with happiness, lives in Batmaloo locality of Srinagar.
Amir is all praise for his parents and teachers who have reposed faith in him at every step of his life.
Though he wants to become a doctor like most of his peers, but his approach is different. Always pushing for higher limits Amir has decided to compete with students from all over India and not only from his home state.
Amir feels that he can easily top the Common Entrance Test in the state but that would not suffice his soul. With All India Engineering Entrance Examination scheduled for April 27, Amir is all set to utilise the scarce time for the big fight.
He is not scared of any competitive examination of his genre. “After all subjects are same and they too are students like me, so why can’t I top,” says Amir when asked about cut throat competition at All India level.
Amir’s only advice to his fellow students is to widen their outlook. “Push for higher limits with an aggressive attitude,” he says.
Although Amir’s first preference is to become a doctor, he is quick to add that whatever he does has to be the best and “something extra than a regular doctor or engineer.”
In his family and friend circle, Amir is first to secure the number one position. They are all proud of him.
He says that the mode of study in Kashmir is different than other places and that hampers the “competitive edge”.
This time the results for Class XII examinations have been contrary to the previous trends. The boys have outshone the girls by two percent.
The overall pass percentage for boys is 55 per cent as compared to 53 per cent for girls. Out of 43183 students who appeared in the examination, 23102 have been declared successful. The results were declared in a record time of 38 days.