Breaking my tradition of pre and post-exam blog posts, last semester, I just went ahead and wrote the exams. I was hoping to have done well enough to get 75% or more, but when the results came in a couple of days ago, I was shocked at my result. I’ve scored 82.8% this time, and topped my section (ECE-1). Only one other boy from 3rd year ECE (a boy from ECE-2) scored higher than me, and he got 83.2%, just 3 marks more than me in total (621 vs 624 out of 750). Needless to say, I was stunned. I was almost in shock for a few minutes after I got my result. Also completely needless to say, I’m ecstatic.
However, some of my close friends haven’t done particularly well, and it was quite heart-wrenching speaking to them on the phone or chatting with them on IM. I know it’s very silly of me to feel guilty for having done well (and indeed, I don’t) in these exams but I do wish with all my heart that my friends had done better. I know some of them really deserved to have got much better marks than they did.
While I do not feel guilty about having done well (as I said), I still feel humbled and down-to-earth. I hope I do just as well this semester, and I hope my friends do well as well. Here we go with yet another semester of college.