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Toppers at Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri braved odds, bounced back from Covid, to excel in class 12 Boards



Students at Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri have made their alma mater proud by braving enormous odds including bouncing back from the pandemic to rise and shine in the class 12 Board exams.

Krishna Chhabra topped his school with 97.4% marks in class 12. He aspires to become a doctor and is busy preparing for the NEET Exam these days.

Chhabra scored a perfect 100 in Biology, even though it was not his favourite subject. He also got high scores of 99 in English and 96 apiece in Physics, Chemistry and Physical Education. Sharing his success mantra to score a perfect 100 in Biology, Chhabra said, “I remained consistent in studies throughout the year. I did not wait to work hard until the Board exams were announced. I always found good teachers in school who guided me on how to ace the examination.”

“It is not that I have always scored good marks. There were times when I scored bad marks, but I never lost hope. I continued to study and work hard. Even when I scored good marks, I remained calm and consistent,” he added.

Talking about the study technique he followed, Chhabra said, “I never put pressure on myself. I concentrated on the syllabus to be followed and then referred to selected materials that were suggested by the teachers. I didn’t put pressure on myself to study all the materials available in the market. My main focus was on NCERT textbooks.  I used to do 3-4 hours of self-study and am studying 10-12 hours a day these days as I have my NEET exam on September 12.”

Ashu Mittal is one of the second toppers of the school with an impressive score of 96.6 % in the Boards. He shared his rank with Arya Preet and Ujjwal Gupta. Ashu was from non-medical stream, whereas both Arya and Ujjwal were from the Medical stream.

Mittal touched a high of 99 marks in Physical education, and 96 marks apiece in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English. He wants to be a software engineer and is preparing for his JEE-mains. When he was in Class 12, Mittal used to take out 4-5 hours to do self-studies for the Boards. However, these days, he is devoting 8-9 hours a day to prepare for JEE-exams.

Mittal is a Covid-19 survivor. He got vaccinated in September last year. During the 14-day home isolation, he took complete rest. “As my body was very weak, I could not even study during those days,” he said.

Relying on self-study and taking help of the modules for each subject, Mittal was able to ace the examination. “I also solved previous years’ question papers,” he added.

“Note making is the key to score good marks in Physics and Chemistry. Solving as many problems as you could in Mathematics will help you score good marks,” he advises.

Tapasya Vats ranked third in her school and scored 96.2 % marks in the non-medical stream. She scored 99 marks in physical education, 96 in both English and Physics and 95 in Chemistry and Mathematics apiece.

Vats is yet to decide whether she wants to pursue B.Tech or a graduation degree followed by an MBA. According to her, hard work and focus are the two key factors that can help a student excel in the Board examinations.

“You have to set goals and achieve them anyhow. This is my success mantra,” she said.

Asked about her study technique, she said, “I studied each subject for 2-3 hours every day. I never took tuitions but rather studied from YouTube. Everything is available on YouTube.”

“It has been a proud moment for all of us here at Apeejay. Every year the students are conquering greater heights. However, this is just one aspect of the students that we are proud of. The other important aspect is the humane qualities that the school has instilled among its students. I am sure these students will bring laurels to the school as they move into the larger society as good citizens on whom the country can be proud of. I congratulate all the students and their family members for this wonderful result and wish them grand success in all their future endeavours.”

-Rudrendra Basak, Principal, Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri

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