Fact Check: Here’s the truth behind this teenage cobbler’s class 12th result

Days after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its results for the 12th and the 10th standard, a post started going viral on social media claiming that a teenage cobbler did exceptionally well in CBSE examination 2020 with a score of 416 marks out of 500. 

#CONGRATS
One word for this intelligent boy.
In Obtaining 465 Marks out of 500 in 2018 Result Of CBSE, He Works All The Day.
He is Without Father too.” the post read. 

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.

The first red flag was that the mark sheet is of West Bengal of Secondary Education and not CBSE. When found that the mark sheet is of a student named Sanjoy Rabidas.

We put the picture through Reverse Image Search and found an article dated 2018 on the on theyouth.in,  featuring the same image. 

“Cobbler-teenager defied the odds to score 465 without going to school” the headline read. According to the article, Sanjoy Rabidas hails from Konua Madhyampara village in West Bengal.

Moreover, we found an article by Indian Express dated July 16, 2020, stating that West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) will declare the class 12 board or Higher Secondary examination results on July 17.

It should also be noted that it is not possible to get a hard copy of the mark sheet in coronavirus pandemic. As the schools are shut so no hard copies have been issued as of yet. 

Hence, based on the above information, we can conclude that the post in question is misleading.

 

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