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87.2

By on May 23, 2008 in Personal | 11 comments

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D-Day. Unlike class 10th when I’d spent the whole night waiting for the results with one eye on Lord of the Rings (the book, not the movie) and the other on my web browser, didn’t stay awake this time. Rather, was doing BITSAT mock papers late into the night. Not that they were any good either. Went to sleep at around 4am, got up at 8.20am to check the result. Somehow, that weird sense of anxiety and anticipation that was there the last time was missing. CBSE results site was loading fine, in what possibly is the peak loading time. Strange. Checked my result – 87.2% overall. Strange sense of detachment, like the ones you have while agreeing to the usual yada-yada stuff in site ToS’s. I was relieved, very VERY relieved to see my English marks – 90. I was shit scared about something like class 10th happening in English again, not because it would bring my percentage down, but because I’ve faced a lot of problems because of my pathetic class 10th English score. A ‘repeat performance’ would have been the final nail in the coffin – because people might have been ready to accept that I got screwed ONCE by CBSE, but TWICE they wouldn’t have. I really can’t make out what I’m feeling right now. 87.2% is so haha-haha, but I’m quite happy about English too.



11 Comments

  1. Rockie

    May 23, 2008

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    good for you dude. anyways thats good enough mahn. how much more does a person want. chill and have a fun time pursuing higher education.

  2. Prateek Vijayavargia

    May 23, 2008

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    Ankur, Congrats on ur result – 87.2 is a great job. Ur English it seems has improved quite a lot in 2 Years, thanks to Blahging….90 is great! ;-) Congrats!

  3. Anuj

    May 23, 2008

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    Stellar, seriously congrats.

    “Strange sense of detachment”

    I mean it has it be better than 42%, enjoy your success after all you’ve earned it. Go out on a date with megan fox or something, I am sure that she’ll agree. Have fun ;)

  4. Ankur

    May 23, 2008

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    @Anuj: Thanks! You’ve NO idea how relieved I am at not having ended up where I did in my pre-Boards. Unfortunately, instead of dates I’d be sweating it out tomorrow at the BITSAT centre. Ha. Life.

    @Arjun: Thanks!

  5. Uma

    May 24, 2008

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    90 in English…woah.Looks like you were lucky enough to get an examiner with a sense of humor :-)

  6. Ankur

    May 24, 2008

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    @Uma: I know! I *am* sad that some quite, let’s say, ‘people who don’t know know Eenglis’ got 95 / 97 in our class. But I’m goddamn lucky to get 90 after having written PJs after every answer. :)

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