11-yr-old Rajkot boy scores full marks in Microsoft exam

A city boy has become the youngest student to equal the world record of obtaining full 1,000 marks in an online computer exam conducted by US-based multinational Microsoft Corp.

Akshit Jayesh Dhruv, a Class V student, appeared in the exam on March 16 and obtained full marks, said Chirag Kothari, Centre Head of Inside Tomorrow Computer Academy, where the 11-year-old studied.

Nearly 17,000 candidates, from as many as 119 countries and studying from Standard III to post graduates, appeared in the exam in which Akshit was ranked first, Kothari said.

Earlier, a 21-year-old electronic communication student, Shruti Doshi – also from Rajkot – had set the world record by getting 1,000 marks, he said.

Doshi, who was also a student of Inside Tomorrow Academy, had surpassed the record of 999 marks obtained by Peter Phill of New Zealand in 2004.

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