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With a confident demeanour, composed nature and a cool head, Urmi Uppal, who secured the highest percentage in CBSE 12th board exams from the Capital, has all her priorities set. An aspiring investment banker, this Delhi Public School, Mathura Road student believes her hard work and luck has helped her to achieve the perfect score. In a chat with Pritika Ghura from Learnhub, Urmi Uppal decodes her success mantra..
Learnhub: Congratulations on a perfects core. So what are your subject-wise scores?
Urmi: I have scored 100 in Maths, 98% in both Business Studies and Accounts, 97 in Economics and 95 in English.
Learnhub: So what're you planning to do now?
Urmi: I am planning to pursue Economics (Hons) from either St Stephen's or Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). Inspired by my father who is a Chartered Accountant by profession, I too had taken tuitions for CACPT. However, I have now dropped the plans of doing CA. Ultimately I want to pursue MBA in Finance from a reputed institution.
Learnhub: What is your Success Mantra?
Urmi: I was always regular in my studies. I have always taken Class XII Board exams as any other exams and hence did not take any tension about the same. Since I was regular in studies, I was confident about my preparations. Besides being regular in schools, I was also regular in my tuitions. One should always take their teachers seriously and never shy from sharing one's doubts with them. Besides school, I was taking tuitions in Maths and Accounts. I used to devote equal time to both school and coaching studies.
To do well, you should never take unnecessary tension and have faith in yourself. Even in class XII th, I was very active in debating and extracurricular activities. Also since I am passionate about music, I used to listen to songs whenever I used to get bitten by the anxiety bug.
Learnhub: What tips will you give to students who have just got their class XII results and still confused about their career path. What should be their strategy?
Urmi: One should remember that your CBSE Class XII Board result is not the end of the world. What you should do depends on your score. Even for those students who have a low score, there are various career opportunities to choose from. There are number of courses for you to choose and just give your 100% in whatever you're doing and you will achieve success. Even for those students who have scored well, I would suggest that you should choose a career path that interests you and not what others are doing. Let your interests or passion decide your future career path.
Learnhub: Any advice to students who will take class XII exams next year?
Urmi: My four golden rules would be-:
1) Work hard
2) Be regular in your studies
3) Listen to your teachers attentively
4) Don't take unnecessary tension, relax
Learnhub: What are your future plans?
Urmi: Want to do MBA in Finance from a prestigious B-school. I want to work as an investment banker in the future.