Hailing from Nagla Raghu village in Mainpuri district, Uttar Pradesh, 17-year-old Aditi Singh has scored 99.25 per cent in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 board results 2023. For her 12th exams, Aditi took a good – planned and careful strategy. “I followed a strict routine of waking up at 5:30 a.m. and going to school from 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.,” she said.
While Aditi’s father Rajpal Singh is a farmer, her mother Geeta Devi takes care of the household. She has an elder brother, who is completing his BTech from Shiv Nadar University. Despite the challenges that come with a rural background, Aditi remained undaunted in her pursuit of excellence.
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Aditi remained attentive throughout her classes and her teachers guided her in setting weekly goals, alternating challenging chapters with easier ones, she told News18.com. “To lighten the load and stay on track, my teachers guided me through setting weekly goals, alternating challenging chapters with easier ones. Post my school hours that I used to do my homework. My teachers gave us extra lessons, where they helped us solve our questions on a daily basis. In addition to the extra support from my teacher, I did some self-study and usually went to bed at 11 pm,” said VidyaGyan Bulandshahr’s student.
In particular, Aditi achieved a remarkable performance in her class 12 CBSE exam by scoring perfect 100 marks in English. Expressing her fondness for the subject, she said, “The subject that most interests me is English. Who doesn’t like to read compelling stories and beautiful poems that certainly have a lesson to be learned at the end? I have consistently received high grades in English. Students often take this topic lightly and end up losing points. I made sure to give it equal weight by reading the chapters multiple times and paying attention to the format of the writing portion. I think it all helped.”
Aditi’s goal is to appear for the UPSC Civil Services exam and become an IAS officer. “I want to contribute to the betterment of the nation,” she said. She is currently preparing for the CUET 2023 along with thoroughly reviewing the syllabus she has already covered in lessons 11 and 12.
“My academic ambition is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science or history. My top choices when going to Delhi University are St. Stephen’s, Hindu or Lady Shri Ram College. Alternatively, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi would be my next choice if I fail to get admitted into any of these colleges under the University of Delhi,” said Aditi.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, she experienced some difficulties in obtaining a mobile phone with sufficient internet connection to enable seamless online classes and to become acquainted with the virtual form of instruction to study for her class 10 board of examiners. However, with the help of her teachers and friends, Aditi managed to overcome the obstacles and get an excellent score in 10th grade, she said. Aditi had scored 97.8 percent in her class 10.