Short study hours helped Yengkhom Pareihanba top Manipur HSLC Exam 2023

“One must not over-study and succumb to stress, but concentrate fully during short study hours,” said topper Yengkhom Pareihanba of Ratankumar Memorial School

ByB Rakesh Sharma

Updated 15 Jun 2023, 5:50 pm

Yengkhom Pareihanba, topper of the HSLC Examination 2023 (Photo: IFP)
Yengkhom Pareihanba, topper of the HSLC Examination 2023 (Photo: IFP)


Yengkhom Pareihanba, topper of the HSLC Examination 2023 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur revealed short yet intensive study hours as the key to his remarkable success in the Class 12 exam (HSLC exam 2023) , which result was declared on Thursday even as the state capital, Imphal was seized by fresh violence and chaos.

“One must not over-study and succumb to stress, but concentrate fully during short study hours,” topper Yengkhom Pareihanba of Ratankumar Memorial School said sharing his experience and valuable advice for his juniors, after the result was announced on Thursday,

Yengkhom, the eldest son of Y Sukumar and Y Renu from Kwakeithel Heinoukhongnembi, Imphal East, achieved an impressive score of 99 per cent (594 out of 600) in the HSLC Examination 2023 conducted by the BOSEM.

The Manipur board class 10 examination was conducted from March 16 to April 3, 2023.


Surprisingly, he had never secured first position in any of his school exams, typically ranking between fourth and sixth place. Therefore, attaining the top spot in the state matric examination was a delightful surprise for him, as told by Pareihanba to the media during an interaction at his residence soon after the declaration of the result.

When asked about his plans, Pareihanba expressed his ambition to pursue both National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) after completing his 12th standard in science stream from a school in Imphal.

Yengkhom emphasised his eagerness to face challenges and stated that even if he qualifies for NEET, he will still attempt the UPSC examination.

He said that he initially sought private tuition for mathematics and higher mathematics but eventually relied solely on his school education and did not take any private tuition. When ask about private coaching for students, the HSLC 2023 topper stressed the need to change the prevailing trend of excessive private tutoring and coaching. He said that the extra classes provided by his school were more than sufficient.

Grateful for the support he received from his teachers, Yengkhom credited his success to the dedicated faculty of Ratankumar Memorial School, where he studied and expressed his gratitude to his parents for their unwavering support throughout his academic journey.

Yengkhom praised the teachers at his school for their accessibility and availability, even outside school hours, when students enquire to clarify doubts through mobile phones.


He believes that teachers’ accessibility contributed to the school's impressive achievement.

Students from the school secured four top positions. The school also produced the maximum number of rank holders in the HSLC Examination 2023.

Yengkhom’s father, who has been suffering from physical weakness, recently secured a fourth-grade job in the Manipur State Power Distribution Company Ltd (MSPDCL), while his mother supported the family by working as a helper.

They faced financial difficulties, leading to a change in his school during his 6th standard. However, Ratankumar English School provided fee waivers and admissions, enabling him to continue his education and ultimately become the topper of the state.

In light of the ongoing unrest, Yengkhom urged the public to refrain from spreading rumours, which have become a primary cause of violence. He also appealed to the government to take immediate action to restore peace and normalcy in Manipur. The state has been under turmoil since May 3 when communal clashes between the Meitei and Kuki communities broke out in several parts of the state. The violence has claimed over 100 lives, injured over 300 people and rendered nearly 50,000 people displaced and homeless. Several structures, including houses and places of worship have been burned in the violence.

Also Read: Class 10 exam 2023 results declared amid chaos in Manipur


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B Rakesh Sharma

B Rakesh Sharma

Staff Reporter, Imphal


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