Self-study key to success of toppers
   Date :14-May-2024

success of toppers 
Staff Reporter
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the results of the class 10 and 12 board examinations for all its regions, including CBSE Bhubaneswar, which oversees schools in Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and Odisha. Once again, students from Bhilai have demonstrated their potential by achieving remarkable success in the board exams, with many scoring 85 percent or higher. What's noteworthy is that a significant number of these high achievers attribute their success to self-study, with some not attending any coaching classes. They credit their accomplishments to the support of school teachers and the use of textbooks, particularly those provided by NCERT. A majority of students who achieved scores of 85%, 90%, and above in the CBSE board exams expressed that NCERT textbooks, guidance from school teachers, and practicing previous years' question papers were instrumental in their success. Many did not rely on offline or online coaching institutes, instead opting for online resources to solve sample and past question papers.
Shevalini, who secured 95% marks in the class 10 board exams, attributed her success to NCERT textbooks and the assistance of subject teachers, especially in Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. She emphasized that she did not attend any tuition classes throughout the academic session, preferring NCERT books alongside reference materials during her final revision. Similarly, Vedant, who achieved a remarkable 96% in the class 10 board exams, credited his success to his school teachers and supportive parents. He mentioned rigorous practice and reliance on reference books for subjects only a month before the exams, while sticking to NCERT books for regular study and last-minute revisions. In the case of Mayank, a class 12 student who scored 95% marks (PCM group) and secured a perfect 100 in mathematics, highlighted the comprehensiveness of NCERT textbooks in covering the syllabus. He also stressed the importance of solving question papers from the past 10 years, which significantly boosted his confidence. Although he attended coaching classes for JEE preparation, he relied solely on self-study for the class 12 board exams.
Shruti Agrawal: Shruti Agrawal, top performer in the district with an impressive 98.40% score in Class-12th Science stream from DPS Bhilai, emphasised the importance of completing daily coursework and homework punctually, alongside focusing on NCERT books, as essential steps towards realising one’s aspirations. She advocated studying with specific goals and unwavering dedication. Shruti, who dedicated 12 hours daily to her studies in addition to her school commitments, attributed her success to setting and achieving targets diligently. With aspirations to pursue MBBS, she exudes confidence in clearing NEET. Beyond academics, she finds solace in drawing and painting. Her father, Shailendra Kumar Agrawal, is working as General Manager in Bhilai Steel Plant, while her mother, Kiran Agrawal, manages the household. Her elder sister, Shilpi Agrawal, is an Engineer currently employed in Hyderabad. HARSHIKA AGRAWAL: Harshika Agrawal, securing the second position in the city, has achieved an outstanding 98.20% in the Class-12th Humanities stream. She is a student of Krishna Public School (KPS), Nehru Nagar Bhilai. Expressing her ambition to join the Civil Services, she is currently preparing for CUET and aims to pursue BA (Political Science) at DU or Hindu College. Harshika's academic interest has been evident since her early years, dedicating 6 to 7 hours daily to self-study alongside coaching sessions.
Engaging in extracurricular activities such as debate and chess from a young age, she attributes her success to her relentless hard work, dedication, and consistent effort, acknowledging the roles of her parents and teachers. Harshika is the daughter of Deepak Agrawal, a businessman, and Rekha Agrawal, a homemaker. SIYA RAI: Siya Rai, a Class 12th Science student in DPS Bhilai, has secured an impressive 98.00%, earning the second position in her school and is among the toppers in the district. Reflecting on her achievement, Siya remarked that success isn't solely determined by long study hours; rather, it stems from effective practice combined with hard work and consistency. Regarding her future aspirations, Siya initially harbored dreams of pursuing a career in sports and even held a national ranking in badminton. However, the onset of the pandemic prompted a change in her plans, leading her to follow in her parents' footsteps to become a doctor. Confident in her ability to ace the NEET exam, Siya finds joy in singing during her leisure time. Her parents, Dr. Raghwendra Rai and Dr. Meenakshi Rai, are doctors based in Bhilai.