Mohammad Kaif Mulla, a Class 10 student of St Xavier's School in Belgaum, Karnataka, scored 624 out of a possible 625 in the state board exams. He became the joint topper in the state. However, he was not satisfied with the score. Wondering where he had lost the one mark, he sent his paper for revaluation and much to his delight, it came back with full marks. He is now the sole topper in the state this year.
According to a News18 report, Kaif had scored 100 percent in all but his science paper initially. Kaif reportedly told the media that he was confident of getting 100 percent as after answering his papers, he had confirmed all his written answers with teachers, notebooks and the model answer sheet and found that all his answers were absolutely correct.
He said that he had scored 99.86 percent earlier, but after revaluation his results aligned with his expectation.
The Class 10 student has bagged the top score among 13 lakh students in the state. He is the son of two teachers - Haroon Rashid Mulla and Parveen Mulla. His father teaches Urdu in a primary school while his mother teaches Kannada at a government high school in Belgaum.
Kaif is an IAS aspirant and will take up the Science stream in Class 11. He wants to focus on child labourers and provide proper education for them as he believes education is the only solution to the problem.
As to the secret of his success, Kaif's father said that his son did not spend time on distractions such as social media.
However, Kaif was also active in extra-curricular activities and was the commander of the NCC unit in his school.