Understanding Journey from Self-study to Success of CBSE Class 12 Toppers

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As the CBSE Class 12 Board Results 2024 were announced on May 13, revealing an impressive 87.98% pass percentage, news sources reached out to a few of the toppers to gain insights into their preparation strategies and future aspirations. Remarkably, 24,068 students, constituting 1.48% of the total examinees, scored above the coveted 95% mark.

Saswat Panigrahi (99.2%), the Commerce topper from Odisha, credits his success to maintaining conceptual clarity throughout the year. Despite the significant changes in the question pattern, his strong grasp of fundamentals enabled him to excel. Guided by his school teachers, Saswat adopted a distraction-free approach to studying, focusing on solving numerous practice questions. Inspired by his CA father, he plans to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy and is currently preparing for the CA Foundation exam.

Adyasha Syam (99%), the Humanities topper from Odisha, attributes her achievement to the invaluable support of her mother and grandparents. Her strategy involved thoroughly studying NCERT content, creating concise notes, and extensive revision. She solved numerous sample papers and past CBSE question papers without relying on coaching. After her college entrance exams in December, Adyasha dedicated herself fully to board exam preparation, studying for around 12 hours a day. She has secured admission to National Law University, Delhi, and intends to explore various subfields of law before deciding on her specific career path.

Anjali Jyoti (98.6%) from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, strongly advocates for self-study as the best strategy. Without relying on tuitions, she developed her own methods of studying. While acknowledging the guidance of institutions, she emphasizes the importance of dedicated self-study time. Anjali plans to pursue a BA in Political Science (Honours) at a top college in Delhi University, with the long-term goal of cracking the UPSC civil services exam on her first attempt.

Vidhi Gupta (98.6%) from Delhi attributes her success to regular attendance, following teachers’ guidance, and focused self-study with constant practice. She maintained a positive mindset and remained undeterred by minor setbacks, expressing gratitude to her school and teachers for their unwavering support. Inspired by her parents, who are her role models, Vidhi aims to pursue graduation from SRCC, undertake the professional CA course, and eventually attain an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Siddhant Singhania (98.4%) from Noida focused on solving previous years’ papers to identify recurring question patterns, particularly for computer science, physics, and chemistry. He ensured a thorough understanding of the NCERT content for most subjects. Currently preparing for the JEE Advanced exam on May 26, Siddhant aspires to pursue undergraduate studies at an IIT in India or a top university in Singapore like NUS or NTU, with the goal of further education in computer science or a related field.

Bhavya Singh and Nauvyya Bhandari from Shiv Nadar School, Noida, were also among the top scorers.

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