Agastya Jaiswal had cleared his class 10 exam, when he was just 9 years old.

This Hyderabad child prodigy is just 11 years old and he cleared the class 12 examImage: Facebook/Naina Jaiswal
news Education Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:24

A 11-year-old boy, Agastya Jaiswal, from Hyderabad managed to pass the Class 12 SSC exam with 63% marks.

According to a report in PTI, Agastya was a student of St Mary's Junior College in Yousufguda, and appeared for the exam in March this year. 

The PTI report also adds that Agastya had cleared the Class 10 SSC examination at the age of 9 in 2015, and also quotes an official from the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), saying that no special permission is required to take the exam.

The Telangana State BIE announced results for the first and second year Intermediate exams on Sunday.

While the exam for first year was held from March 1 to March 17, the second year's exams were held between March 2 and March 19.

"It was very easy for me. I learned in a very playful atmosphere with my mom and my dad. My dad made notes for me in Civics, Economics and Commerce and I just followed them. It wasn't very difficult at all," Agastya told the Times of India.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, he said, "I want to do my graduation in commerce in the next three years but my ultimate goal is to be a doctor." 

However, Agastya is not the only 'child prodigy' in the family. 

He is the younger brother of Naina Jaiswal, a professional table-tennis player, who reportedly became the youngest post-graduate in Asia by completing her post graduation from Osmania University at the age of 15. 

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