Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya student Divyansh Pareek, who topped the science stream with 97.8%, dreams to get into IIT. A Counter Strike fan, he credits video games for beating stress and keeping his mind sharp during the papers.
“It’s very important to not lose heart during the papers. My advice for the upcoming 12th batch would be to stay focused, keep listening to music and go with determination,” he said.
“I love painting. I wish to study Fine Arts from Kala Bhawan at Shanti Niketan,” said Pahul Singh, a humanities student from the same school who topped the humanities stream with 97.2% marks.
Pahul, a fine arts enthusiast is not your regular school topper as she has also designed various cover pages for CBSE books and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan during her 12th.
Hence, it did not come as a surprise when she scored cent per cent marks in painting and 95 marks in mathematics.
“One needs to stay calm and focused during exams. My teachers also kept on motivating me till the end,” she adds modestly.
Aditya Hirawat, meanwhile, topped the commerce stream with 96.6%, a feat he claims he achieved handling stress with movies and listening to songs.
“I saw a movie the night before my economics paper. It’s not a big deal if you are prepared,” he said.
Another special student Swapnil Shrimal, who won many hearts in his school and Jaipur city with his performance, suffers from muscular dystrophy. But that did not let Swapnil affect his studies.
He scored an impressive 77.4% and credited his father for the success.
His father’s death during the exams though left a huge impact on him. “I want to learn website designing when I grow up. But it’s party time now,” he adds cheerfully.
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya saw 54 students securing above 90% this year whereas 45 students of India International School (IIS) scored over 90% with Shakha Mishra of Science scoring 95.4%, Astha Bardia of commerce with 95.2% and Sophia Jakhar and Priya Pokhriyal from humanities with 95%.