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Class 12 toppers from Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg attribute their success to holistic subject knowledge and consistent revision

The school toppers share how parents and teachers played a big role to achieve this success



When the CBSE Class 12 Board results were declared Nikita Kumar felt immensely happy that her perseverance and hard work paid off. The Commerce student, who topped Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg, with 96.6 per cent had left no stone unturned in terms of putting an extra effort for her CBSE Board exam preparation.    

She said, “After I completed term I exam, I thought I need to work more on the subjects I am relatively weaker in. I felt Math was one of them and I worked very hard. I scored 98 in Math in term II. Accountancy is another favourite subject. I used to solve questions regularly, and dedicated 2 to 3 hours everyday. Also, uninstalling social media like Instagram was really helpful. But I used to refer to educational videos on YouTube, those turned out to be a good source of information.”

Sharing advice for her fellow juniors, she suggested, “Be consistent and revise all the subjects, it’s very important. Teachers teach each and every concept really well in class. If you have any doubts, never hesitate to ask questions. Lastly, believe in yourself that you can do it.” 

Nikita also credits her teachers at school who were always available to resolve her doubts. Her next target is to pursue her Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi, and she will simultaneously be preparing for Chartered Accountancy.   

From the medical stream, Aditya Kaushal made his parents and school proud by scoring 96.4 per cent. Upon being asked about how he aced the CBSE Board examination he said,  “Actually, CBSE term I was based on MCQ but term II was subjective, and so you just need to have a holistic knowledge about the topics and answer the main points of the questions with clarity. That is the key.”

Further explaining about his preparation strategy, he said, “I had topped term I as well. I think chalking a study plan for oneself will be helpful. Along with CBSE Board examinations, I was also preparing for NEET and so I did not use social media at all for two long years. But now I’m back at it (laughs). For medical students, Biology is a crucial subject and so for term II, I put in more effort in understanding the Biology concepts and learning the subject well. In fact, if you study NCERT books thoroughly, it’s more than enough. But most importantly, my Biology teacher in school was my constant guide in terms of preparation.”

Kaushal, who has scored 100 marks in Biology, aims to study in one of the top medical colleges in Delhi or would like to pursue Bachelor of Dental Science from Saveetha Dental College in Chennai. “I am waiting for my NEET results at present and let’s see where my rank takes me,” he mentioned.

For Nikshiita Punni, her CBSE Class 12 marks came as a “surprise”. The Commerce student who scored 96.2 per cent said, “So the key is to be consistent and give equal weightage to all the subjects. Students ignore Optional subjects and English but these subjects help in increasing your overall percentage.”

Punni scored 97 out of 100 in Economics and English and will soon be pursuing her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Jalandhar. She expressed, “My parents are so happy, they planned a special dinner to celebrate this achievement.” 

Like Nikita, Nikshiita also credits her teachers at Apeejay for her resounding success.

“It gives me immense pleasure to see our students continuing on their path of excellence despite the two difficult years. I congratulate them and their parents on their stupendous results.”


Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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