CM Biren felicitates state's youngest HSLC rank holder Isaac Vaiphei

The 12-year-old boy from Churachandpur's Kangvai village scored 432 marks out of 600 in the HSLC exam, 2020 conducted by BOSEM.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday felicitated Isaac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei, the youngest candidate to clear matric examination in the state after securing 72 per cent in the recently declared High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination.

CM Biren wished him the very best in his future endeavours.

"Delighted to meet and felicitate Isaac Paulallungmuan Vaiphei of Kangvai village, Churachandpur District, who has become the youngest to crack Manipur HSLC (Class X) Examination 2020 at the age of 12 with 72 % marks. I wish him the very best in his future endeavours," Biren tweeted.

Isaac scored 432 marks out of 600. He scored 91 marks in MIL (Vaiphei), 86 in English, 73 in mathematics, 61 in social science, 53 in science and 68 marks in home science(additional subject).

The 12-year-old boy from Churachandpur's Kangvai village was given approval by the Board of Secondary Examination Manipur (BOSEM) to register his name with his actual date of birth for the examination in 2019.

BOSEM gave its approval to Isaac as an opportunity to appear for the examination. As per the rules, a student shall complete 15 years of age on April 1 of the year in which a candidate intends to appear for the class 10 board exams.

The approval was given by the Administrative board members of the Manipur Board based on a psychological test conducted on the boy. The administrative members termed it a “special case” considering the boy’s mental age and superior IQ.

As per the test results conducted by the department of Clinical Psychology RIMS Imphal, Isaac’s mental age was 17 years, 5 months and his basal age was 14 years and terminal age was 22 years. His IQ is 141 which can be considered as superior in intellect and development functioning, as per the result.

First Published:June 17, 2020, 3:04 p.m.