Toppers' formula for success in SSLC

Toppers' formula for success in SSLC

CM Pavan

Though he seemed quite cool, his parents were more than delighted about their son's results. Pavan's father Madhusudhan Rao never pressured his son to study well.

"My son is an introvert. He doesn't easily mingle with others. He is good in studies and I knew he would do well. I always encouraged him in what he did and never pressured him for anything," he said.

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is the role model for Pavan Vijaya High School who secured full marks in Maths, Science and Sanskrit. He wants to study in one of the IITs and wish to be a scientist. "I want to be like Abdul Kalam one day and want to concentrate on general science," Pavan reveals his dream.

Pavan’s formual for success is-70 per cent hard work combined with 30 per cent intelligence.  

"Hard work is key to success. Students should give due importance to all subjects and understand concepts and study," he stresses.

Solving of previous years’ question papers played a crucial role in his fete, he added.
Reading general knowledge books, participating in quiz competitions, watching cricket is what Pavan likes.

He is fond of books written by Charles Darwin and Mark Twain. His favourite book is 'Around the World in Eighty Days' by Jules Verne.

Apoorva J

Apoorva J, another topper from AV Education Society, with 619 marks in SSLC, wants to be an IAS officer and wishes to meet Sudha Murty. Always a topper in class, her father Jagadish says that he never pressured her to study.

"I never forced her to study. In fact I would advise her to take rest and get good sleep during exams. Apoorva fulfiled her grandfather Shivappa's dream of securing highest marks in the State,” he disclosed.  

Besides attending tuitions and solving model question papers, her brother Ankush, who is doing his engineering, helped Apoorva in her studies. "My brother has always supported me and cleared my doubts especially in  Maths," she added.

Apoorva says that reading the day's lessons on the same day and concentrating on all the subjects helped her to secured full marks Sanskrit, Kannada and Maths.

"One must not waste time, if one needs good marks, you need to concentrate on all subjects and give special importance to those subjects in which they are weak," she advised.

Apart from studies, Apoorva is known for her creative writing and debates in school. She loves reading especially 'Vachana Sahitya' in Kannada.  Besides these, she also likes to reads books written by Enid Blyton and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl is her favourite.  

She likes to listen to Shreya Ghoshal songs and is waiting to eat Ghulab Jamoon and Palak Paneer prepared by her mother Kusuma.

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