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Besides NCERT, these CBSE class 12 toppers from Apeejay Kharghar studied with the help of YouTube videos

A student from the Commerce stream topped the school with 96.5 per cent



“When my teachers sent me congratulatory messages, I was not sure what they meant until I got to know my marks,” said Sejal S Dabhade, who topped the Science stream in CBSE class 12 term I at Apeejay School, Kharghar, with 94.4 per cent.

Sejal’s secret to success was regular practice. “Since term I papers had an MCQ pattern, I had to practise a lot, especially for Physics. I stayed away from reference books because they led to a lot of confusion; I only referred to one or two sometimes.” She also read NCERT books multiple times.

Advocating a similar approach, Samriddhi Batra, who topped the Commerce stream with 96.5 per cent, said, “NCERT is important because that is where all the questions come from. If you are able to solve all questions from NCERT, you are well prepared for the Board exam.”

The class 12 student, who has been preparing for CBSE term II, wants to study B. Com in one of the top colleges of Delhi University. It was her mother who told her about her term I result. “My mother went and checked my result on the school notice board. When she told me my marks, I was very happy. In fact, I was expecting good marks because my exams went really well.”

Samriddhi’s teachers at school also helped her a lot. “My teachers helped me clear all my doubts. In case a concept was not clear, they taught it again.” She aims to study medicine or Biotechnology to get into the field of research.

At a time when the digital world is influencing methods of learning, educational videos on YouTube turned out to be a good source of academic support for these students. Yash Sajil, who scored 93.5 per cent in Science, shared, “Apart from NCERT and sample papers, I looked up YouTube videos. In fact, I am also referring to the videos for JEE preparations.”

Sejal agreed. “YouTube videos are based on specific chapters, and they explain concepts very well…The teachers also played a great role. They guided me on how to prepare and suggested possible questions.”

The students also stressed the importance of self-study. “Be it boards or any other exam, self-study is very important. I joined a coaching class but focused on self-study,” she added. 

“‘Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.’ – Haile Gebrselassie

Reflecting perfect discipline and hard work, our stars of tomorrow have delivered nothing less than the best. Their board result has again showed their never-say-no spirit. Scoring good in the examinations, the young Apeejayites affirm more lustre and success in future. Here’s wishing them all the best and congratulations
you have made your school proud!”


Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.