Nargis’s fluency in English and her ability to solve difficult arithmetic problems at an early age made her stand out from her teachers and colleagues (Representational Image)
The decision to allow the student to appear in the Chhattisgarh Class 10 board exam was taken on the basis of an IQ test administered by the district government hospital and clinical psychology department.
The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education has allowed a 12-year-old girl from Balod district to appear for her Class 10 exams. Class 7 student Nargis Khan was cleared by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) based on her Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test results.
The decision to allow him to appear in the Class 10 board examination was based on an IQ test conducted by the district government hospital and clinical psychology department, said CGBSE chairman V.K. Goyal to leading news daily. Nargis scored perfectly on the IQ test and the Malin Intelligence Scale for Indian Children (MISIC).
Nargis’ father Firoz Khan, a farmer in Gumka village, said his daughter was always a voracious reader who topped her class with 99 per cent. His fluency in English and his ability to solve difficult arithmetic problems at an early age drew him to the attention of teachers and fellow students.
Firoz visited many offices, including those of the governor, chief minister and collector, seeking permission for Nargis to appear in the class 10 examination. The process of such a special case of a student appearing for board exams requires them to test their IQ level. In Nagris’s case, the test was conducted by the Hyderabad medical team on June 15, 2022 at Rajnandgaon. When the original medical records were submitted to the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education, twelve-year-old Nargis was allowed to appear for her Class 10 exams. Finally, after taking an IQ test and scoring perfect, he was allowed to sit for the exams.
After realizing his daughter’s potential amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Firoz Khan gave Nargis more freedom to pursue her academic interests. Her father said that he was confident about her performance in the board exams and was confident that she would perform very well. Khan also said that Nargis aspires to serve the nation by clearing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service examination. Nargis also said that her exams are going well and she is optimistic about her performance.
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