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Apeejay School, Pitampura students shine in Science Talent Examination

Eight students of Apeejay School, Pitampura secure top ranks in the Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha (MVPP), a talent search-cum-scholarship test, held earlier this year



Diamonds are created under pressure. In fact, one becomes diamond by transforming oneself under immense pressure and rising up to the occasion. Time and again students of  Apeejay School, Pitampura have demonstrated the same. Be it the field of scholastic or athletic, Apeejay Pitampura students have always lived up to their school motto of ‘soaring high’ and chasing new horizons.

Eight students from the school have recently set a benchmark by securing top ranks in the MVPP (Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha) exam, formerly known as JSTSE (Junior Science Talent Search Examination). A talent search-cum-scholarship exam, MVPP was conducted between January to March by the Science Branch of the Directorate of Education in Delhi. Under this exam, 1000 selected students will be receiving a sum of Rs. 5000 per annum as a scholarship/reward. 

Upon being asked about how they aced this examination, Jivansh Gupta, who secured  9th rank in the exam said, “The exam was held in February this year. I was in class 9 then. This exam tests one’s mental aptitude and knowledge in Science, Math and Social Studies. As I want to pursue my career in engineering, I could prepare for the same while studying Physics, Chemistry and Math for the MVPP exam. I studied the concepts of work, energy and power in great detail. All the Social Science questions were NCERT based, so all the online classes helped me a lot. The teachers discussed current affairs on a regular basis with us. A question on the Tauktae cyclone came up in the exam which our teacher Neha mam had discussed during the online classes. I would like to thank her.”

Another student, Adit Bansal, who secured rank 38 in the exam gave an insight into the exam. He stated,“I studied for about 2-3 hours for a week for the exam. The teachers provided study material and provided a lot of guidance in all the subjects. The exam consisted of two tests of two hours each. The first was about mental ability and was out of 100 marks, while the second test was SAT, which tested the scholastic knowledge of subjects and was of 100 marks again. I scored more marks in mental ability, I got a total score of 170 out of 200.”  

He further highlighted how this exam polished him for his future targets. “This exam helped me a lot. It gave me the much needed experience for giving competitive exams,”mentioned Adit.

Parth Gupta, class 10 student who secured rank 92 stated, “Along with logical reasoning, everyday Mathematics, Science and Social Science questions were asked in the exam. I received a scholarship of Rs 1000. It was a great experience for me.”

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]