I can vividly remember my Class 12th board exams because of the obvious reason - the importance attached to them - which loosely translates into getting 'GREAT' marks that will ensure greater chances of getting into one of the best colleges. This (as portrayed by the society) is detrimental to what you become.
Three years from then, I realise that I could not have been any more wrong. I know people sitting for their boards this year would disagree (even I had disagreed at that time). But now after being on both the sides, I have realised that it's not the marks printed on the marksheets that take you places. What you have learnt, your overall personality and talent are things that really matter.
You can join one of the best colleges and still remain a dunce or join a mediocre college and still be successful. I was an average student who made to a good college and today I have a job offer before even completing my graduation.
My advice for people sitting for the boards is - don't consider these exams as the end of life. Friends, my funda is not to take tension. Trust me, last minute studies don't really go well. Don't think about what you have not done and just be in a great mood rest would be taken care of by itself.
Without going further into a 3 idiots-esque speech I had like to wish all the students all the best for their board examinations.
B com Hons (final year)
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce