CBSE Class 12 toppers from Karnataka share their exam preparation journey
Nikita Kiran likes to keep things simple and to the point. However, the 16-year-old is ready for complexity when it comes to exploring the tech space. A coder and badminton player, Kiran from the Bengaluru National Public School scored 99.6% with a score of 498/500 in the Class 12 CBSE exams the results of which came in on Friday.
According to Kiran, she only invested three or four hours a day and took notes in class. The state level badminton player wants to pursue research in computer science and become a technology entrepreneur. “The mock tests and the first trimester exam helped me perform better. I used to stick to my notes and learn from textbooks. I love exploring the tech space and started coding at a very young age. I also developed a math game for my dad’s website to make learning math fun. The goal was to get my hands on web development and I thought it was a good way to learn,” said Kiran, who wants to study computer science at IIIT-Bengaluru.
Bengaluru region finished second in the country with a passing percentage of 98.16%, just after Thiruvananthapuram (98.83%).
In Bangalore, 16,774 candidates registered for the exams and 16,703 of the candidates appeared. However, the overall pass rate at the national level was 92.71%; out of the 14,44,341 registered candidates, 14,35,366 passed the exams while 13,30,662 of them passed the exams.
Shreyas Kumar from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Mangalore scored a total of 482/500 (96.4%) in class 12 exams. But marks “don’t excite him”. Kumar, who studied PCMC (computer science), said he only spent two hours a day preparing for the exams. “I love to sing and I liked to invest time in music during my exams. I studied for only two hours, then jammed with my brother or picked up the guitar and played music alone in my room. I feel like it kept me calm and stress free. I mostly played melodious songs on the guitar and loved listening to ghazals,” Kumar said. He will take a one-year break to prepare for next year’s Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
Jesscia from DPS Mysore scored 494/500 (98.8%) points. She found the physics exam difficult to prepare for. “I didn’t have a specific schedule for studying, but I made sure to work on the subjects I needed to improve, especially physics. I used to cover the topics that seemed difficult to me and then move on to the rest. I would like to join the engineering team of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and be part of space programs,” said Jessica, who wants to study electrical and electronic engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. .