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10-Year-Old Scores 100 Percent in a Java Exam, Completing a 150-Minute Paper in Just 18 Minutes

A class V student from Ahmedabad took a professional level Java examination and scored 100 percent. This is how he did it.

A class V student from Ahmedabad took a professional level Java examination and scored 100 percent. This is how he did it. 

Ronil Shah, a 10-year-old student from Ahmedabad, has proved himself to be a child prodigy by competing in an exam which is generally taken by engineering graduates or professionals preparing to be software developers.

He did not just compete, but came out of the test with flying colours, scoring 100 percent.

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The exam, held on September 22, was the Java Standard Edition 6 Programmer Certified Professional examination, which is conducted by US based Oracle University. And in his very first attempt Ronil completed the 2 hour 56 minute exam is just 18 minutes.

This exam is required to show deep understanding of the programming language, Java, and is a prerequisite to many other Java certificates. Ronil is a student of standard five from Euro School in Ahmedabad, and now he is also called a ‘JAVA champion’.

His interest in computers was visible when he was even younger, as he started learning computers when he was only four. He worked on his basics in standard one itself, and then developed an interest in animation, coral draw, C, and C++. His Java training started in a local computer institute.

“I developed so much love for computers that I started learning animation, coding programming after standard 1. I took holiday to practise for JAVA standard edition 6 program exam. I used to reach my computer institute to practise at 11.30 am and come home by 6pm. That is how I managed to complete my online exam in 18 minutes,” Ronil told DNA.

The certification course recognises him as a software developer now, and according to his father, he wants to learn robotics as the next step.

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