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A feat worth repeating

The excitement surrounding their performance in the Class XII CBSE Board examination in March is courtesy their impressive academic record in 2007, reports Ritika Chopra.

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2009 00:55 IST
Ritika Chopra

They are up to their neck with expectations. Not with their own, but of parents’ and teachers’. The excitement surrounding their performance in the Class XII CBSE Board examination in March is courtesy their impressive academic record in 2007.

Here’s a look at how the Class X toppers are hoping to crack Class XII exams.

Bharat Munshi,
DLF Public School, Ghaziabad
Topped the northern region with 98.6 per cent in 2007
Current stream: Science

Munshi makes one thing clear right at the outset: “There is a world of difference between the Boards exams in 2007 and the one I’ll be appearing for next month. The syllabus is vast. Preparing for Class X exams seems like child’s play in comparison.”

The 17 year old, however, seems to handle the pressure pretty well. In fact, he doesn’t look too worried; something that his parents say has always been the case with him. “Friends and teachers may expect a lot from me, but I’ll make sure that I don’t walk into the examination hall feeling over confident,” he said. Munshi, in fact, has a very modest target of scoring just above 90 this time.

“Practicing sample papers will go a long way,” said Munshi, who in 2007 aced his Maths and Science papers.

Rishabh Jain,
DAV Public School, Gurgaon
Topped Gurgaon with 97.2 per cent in 2007
Current stream: Commerce

He doesn’t compromise on his leisure time. It’s hard to believe, but while most students spend time watching TV or surfing the Internet in their spare time, Jain chooses to relax by playing football with his friends. And he does it about four to five times a week.

“There’s absolutely no stress I need to bust. I am confident of my preparation and concentrating on NCERT questions. I’ll move on to sample papers so on,” he said. He scored a perfect 100 in science in his Class X science and social studies paper; this time he wants to do the same in Business Studies.

Manu Abbi,
Springdales School,
Pusa Road
Topped his school with 94.8 per cent in 2007
Current stream: Science

“I am putting in about six to eight hours of preparation every day. Currently I am trying to strike balance between my preparation for the Boards and the Competitive exams,” said Abbi, who topped his school with flying colours in Class X. Abbi, who aced his Math papers in 2007, hopes to do it again this time. Abbi, who aced his Math papers in 2007, hopes to do it again this time. “I regularly practice sample papers and NCERT questions.”