New Delhi: Manish Kumar, a student of Gyan Niketan school in Patna, has topped the CBSE Class X 2007 examination securing an aggregate of 99.4 per cent marks.
The Bihar boy missed the 100 per cent by just three marks securing 497 out of a maximum possible 500 marks.
"Our students Manish Kumar and Prashant Suman secured 99.4 per cent and 98.4 per cent marks respectively," vice-principal of Gyan Niketan Archana Sharan said.
The school achieved 100 per cent success with all the 205 students clearing the examination.
Manish, who broke the 99 per cent benchmark set by two girls from the southern region - Jahnvi Dhar and Aparna Murlidhar - wants to join one of the Indian Institute of Technology after completing his class XII.
His father Sanjay Kumar is the Director of Accounts, Postal Services and mother Sunita Kumari is a housewife.
“Manish earned praises from all his teachers for the brilliant manner in which he absorbed bare essentials of each subject. We were confident Manish will secure excellent mark in CBSE examination,” principal of Gyan Niketan DK Mukherjee said.