Bengaluru: Mohammad Kaif Mulla scored 624 marks out of a total possible 625, making him the joint topper in the Karnataka state board Class 10 exams. Wanting to know where the lost that one elusive mark, he sent his exams for re-evaluation and the subsequent result declared him the sole topper after he managed to gain full marks.
Kaif had scored cent percent marks in all subjects except Science. The student of St Xavier's High School in Karnataka's Belgaum, Kaif earned the top spot among 13 lakh students.
The IAS aspirant, who will opt for Science stream in Class 11, is the son of two teachers Haroon Rashid Mulla and Parveen Mulla. His father, Haroon, works as an Urdu teacher in a government primary school, while his mother teaches Kannada in a government high school.
"I was fully confident of getting 100% marks because after answering the papers, I confirmed all my written answers with my teachers, notebooks and model answer sheet. Fortunately, I found my all the answers were absolutely correct. Earlier, I got 624 (99.86%) marks but after re-evaluation, my result was as per my expectation," said Kaif to news website TwoCircles.net.
His father pointed out that Kaif was someone who did not spend time on distractions like social media. "Kaif is a very studios child who never wastes his time on useless things like social media etc. I want him to continue studying hard in order to achieve excellence at a higher level," said Haroon.
It isn't just all studies for the boy, though, as he has taken part in various extracurricular activities in school and was also the commander of the school NCC unit.