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Overcoming challenges during the pandemic, Class 10 toppers from Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad, share tips for CBSE Board exams



Online learning comes with its own set of challenges. Toppers at Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad initially did face difficulties during the online mode, but ensured to prepare better for their Board year. At the school, 5.55% students have secured 90% and above in their AISSE 2020-2021 examinations. Here’s how the students made it.  

Mohammad Shamim, studied for about 6 hours a day. After completing his NCERT syllabus, he referred to books by authors, RD Sharma and Lakhmir Singh for Mathematics and Science, respectively. “I want to become a neurosurgeon and therefore, the first doctor from my family, ” says Shamim, who believes in working towards his goals consistently. He admits facing connection issues during the online lessons, but advises fellow students to be prepared mentally for Class 10 examinations and rely on self-study.

For Aviral Mathur the Boards weren’t easy, either. With the sudden shift in learning methodology, there were increased challenges such as network, connectivity and understanding tough concepts. However, as the news came out regarding the postponement of the Class 10 exams, he knew that he would have ample amount of time to prepare.  

“Board exams can be stressful for students, and they can get just partial understanding of lessons online. Therefore, my advice for them would be to practice more and try to do things on your own,” says Mathur. He further recommends having a calm mind to study well. He has opted for Commerce with Mathematics in his Class 11, and wishes to become a Chartered Accountant by taking steady steps during his journey. Currently, his focus is on Class 11 studies.   

Agastya Suri strictly advises fellow students and classmates to stay away from social media, especially close to their examinations. A focused student himself, he started preparing for the Board exams from the very first day of the classes. “My highest scoring subjects were English and Hindi – 91 and 92 each, and my favourite subjects are Science and Mathematics. I want to become an engineer in the future,” says Suri. He hopes to have had more physical interaction with teachers which he primarily missed during his online sessions.

“Some people dream of success while others wake up and work. Our students had been sincere and diligent throughout. My best wishes to them, the parents and teachers.”

-Ms. Deepika Arora, Principal, Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad

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