A child prodigy from Hyderabad has achieved a rare feat by passing class XII examination at the age of only 11. With this he become the first person in Telengana to have passed the examination at such a young age.
Agastya Jaiswal is a brilliant student from his childhood. His father Ashwani Kumar informed that Jaiswal passed the intermediate second year examination with 63 per cent.
He is a student of St Mary’s Junior College, Yousufguda, and appeared for the exam in March this year. The results of the exam were announced today.
Ashwini Ponnappa, Sania Mirza and VVS Laxman are among the alumni of this school.
Agastya cleared the SSC examination at the age of 9 in 2015, and had then taken permission from the Telangana SSC Board to appear for the exam, Kumar said.
But no such special permission is needed to appear for intermediate examination, Kumar said.
An official with the Board of Intermediate Education said the students appearing for the class XII exam only have to give information related to the subjects, medium of instruction and the second language, but not age. The Board of Intermediate Education relies on SSC data for other information, he said.