BANGALORE : Nikhil Kamichetty, an unassuming class 10 student from Delhi Public School (DPS) (South) and a football fan, never expected what was in store for him a day before his Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) exams began. During a football game, Nikhil fractured his right hand, causing anxiety to his parents.
On the exam day, Nikhil requested for a scribe to write on his behalf. He secured a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of nine out of the maximum ten. “I was not really worried with the fracture as I had prepared well for the exams. However, I think I would have fared much better if I had written the exams myself,” says Nikhil. During the exams, Nikhil spent an average 3-4 hours on revision.
He says, “Mathematics, Science and English were my strongholds. I advise juniors to never rely on notebooks and focus more on textbooks and other prescribed materials.”
All the three branches of DPS (South, East and North) have secured cent percent results. At DPS (South), all the 242 students who appeared for the examination secured first division, and 64 students secured a CGPA of 10.
At DPS (North), 31 students out of 208 got a CGPA of 10, while at DPS (East), 21 students secured a CGPA of 10, while 39 students a CGPA of 9.
“The trick is to pay extra attention and work hard every day. Especially in Mathematics and Science, one has to be consistent in preparations,” says Achala Vinayak Balgi, who scored a 10 from DPS (South). Achala revised for two hours every day.
Rohan Ram Setlur, another DPS (South) topper, says planning and practice make a difference. “I made a timetable for studies in January. I knew what to study, how many hours, on what days and everything. I even made a checklist of all the chapters for each subject,” says Rohan.