Studying for seven to eight hours every day worked well for 18-year-old Jeet Mehta, who secured 96% in the science stream in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams, results of which were announced on Thursday.
This student of Patkar College, Goregaon, is one of the few who scored 99 marks out of 100 in the error-ridden physics paper, which most found very difficult. Mehta said he was able to crack the paper because he had studied the entire syllabus.
“I did not leave anything out. I studied everything in the textbook. So I was able to answer every question asked in the paper. I had revised the entire syllabus three times,” said Mehta.
He added that many found the paper tough because questions were not asked from the exercises behind the textbook, but were instead based on concepts.
Mehta wants to study engineering and is extremely focused on studies. “I would draw up timetables for every day and set monthly targets. Such practices help to stay focused and complete a given task in a limited time,” he said.
Whenever he had time, he would solve practice tests and papers so that he could handle the pressure of appearing for an exam, he added.
However, he would also take time off his tight schedule to play computer games and read. “My parents did not put any restrictions on me during my board year,” Mehta said.
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