Karnataka state board declared its 10 class results on May 7, and Mohammad Kaif Mulla scored 624 out of a total of 625 marks, making him the joint topper in the state exams. But the curiosity to know where he lost that one mark made him apply for re-evaluation and the result of re-evaluation declared him the sole topper with 625 out of 625 marks. Kaif, student of St Xavier’s High School in Karnataka’s Belgaum, had scored full marks in all subjects except Science. Mohammad Kaif is Karnataka board class 12 topper among 13 lakh students.

Kaif, who now wants to opt Science stream in class 11 and has a clear goal to become an IAS officer, was confident of getting 100% marks after giving the exams. Kaif’s father Haroon Rashid Mulla works as an Urdu teacher in a government primary school, and his mother Praveen Mulla teaches Kannada in a government high school.

After the re-evaluation Kaif said that he was fully confident of getting 100% marks after answering the papers as he confirmed all his written answers with teachers, notebooks, and model answer sheet. He said he was lucky to have answered absolutely correct. He got 99.86% (624/625) marks but after re-evaluation, he found his result as per his expectation.

Haroon Rashid, Kaif’s father, has said that he is someone who doesn’t spend time on distractions like social media media. “He is a very studious child who never wastes his time on useless things like social media. I want him to continue hard in order to achieve excellence at a higher level,” he said.

It does not just study that Kaif has excelled in, he has taken part in various extracurricular activities in school and was also the commander of the school NCC unit.

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