Lucknow girl tops in International Benchmark Test by securing 100 percentile in English
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A 13-year old girl, Anahita Singh, from Lucknow wanted to test her command over the English language and decided to appear for the IBT (International Benchmark Test). IBT is an internationally administered programme of assessments with tests appropriate for grades 3 to 10 in subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and Arabic Language (A and B).It is organised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) once a year in many countries.In India, over 50,000 students took the IBT this year. Anahita has topped in all five skills of English language that includes comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary by achieving 100th percentile in the IBT.
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Anahita is a student of Cambridge section of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus II, her senior principal Manjit Batra has awarded her a cash prize of Rs 50,000 on her success. Anahita said that she never had a preparation method for this exam. She kept learning, with the intention of learning and not performing. She aspires to join the Indian Foreign Services in the future.