10-Year-Old Finishes 150-Minute JAVA Test in 18 Minutes—And Perfects It!


While most software engineers in-the-making start their interest in their early teens, this little boy is a class of his own. Ronil Shah is a child prodigy who is taking the world by storm, and he is only 10 year old! This pint-size achiever just placed a lot of seasoned developers to shame by getting a 100 percent score in the JAVA Standard Edition 6 Programmer Certified Professional exam conducted by Oracle University. If that isn’t remarkable enough for you, then let this sink in—that was actually the boy’s first exam.

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Shah finished the 150-minute exam in just 18 minutes. The Java exam is intended for professional programmers, most of which have completed their education in prestigious schools. This marks Shah as one of the best records in history. He is also one of the youngest ever to be awarded with the certification.

The exam was held in September 2014 and is one of the most well-known in the industry. This certifies Shah as a certified software engineer, something he shares with others who have completed engineering or Information Technology courses.


The Java exam is a prerequisite to other certificates in computer language. For Shah, this has always been his passion as he has been a model student when it comes to logic in Euro School in Ahmedabad.

“I developed so much love for computers that I started learning animation, coding programming after standard 1. I took a holiday to practice for JAVA standard edition 6 program exam. I used to reach my computer institute to practice at 11:30 a.m. and come home by 6:00 p.m. That is how I managed to complete my online exam in 18 minutes,” the Java champion shared.


Shah started out by learning C++ and then Java in his computer institute. He dreams to one day make it in the field of robotics and android development. While his coding skills are incredibly remarkable, we hope he can put them into good use one day.

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