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With a score of 97.4% in CBSE Class XII, an AIR of 1089 in IIT JEE and the perfect score of 400/450 in BITSAT, Aditya Grover is on cloud nine. A movie enthusiast and an aspiring engineer, this DPS RK Puram's student believes that some sacrifices have to be made to achieve your dreams. In a chat with Pritika Ghura, Grover talks about his success mantra, future plans and why coaching institutes are such a boon.
Q1) Congratulations on that perfect score. What was your success mantra?
Ans) It is very important for you to set a realistic schedule. Set targets that are achievable and try to achieve these targets even if you have to burn the midnight oil. Class XII can be very stressful as students have to prepare for both Board exams as well as entrances. However, one must make a timetable and stick to it. Work hard for two years and then you can reap its benefits forever. I love movies and it has been two years that I have n't watched any new movie. Such sacrifices are important if you want to achieve your dream. Besides studying regularly, one should also listen to their teachers and get all their doubts clear. Teachers play a very important role in your success.
Q2) What advice will you give to students who will take class XII exams next year?
Ans) Like I said, class 12th is very important for your career. Hence, I would recommend that you stay away from all possible distractions and stay focused towards your goal. Your commitment to your goal and hard work will never go waste. Cracking Board exams is no rocket science. Once you score well in your class XII and entrance exams, your career will be set. Also try to listen to your teachers when they're telling you something. However, do not take unnecessary stress. Relax and give yourself breaks from time to time.
Q3) Do you think it is difficult for science students to score well in CBSE Class X11 exams as they have to prepare for entrance exams also?
Ans) It is a challenge to score well in CBSE board exams as you're also preparing for your engineering entrance exams. However, the only way to do well in both board as well as engineering entrances is time management and putting in extra efforts. Also try finding a coaching institute which will allocate classes in such a way that it does not disturb your study schedule. I joined VMC and I had to just go to tuitions twice a week. Hence, I had set a timetable in such a way where I could devote time to both school and tuitions.
Q4) Do you think coaching classes are helpful in achieving the desired score?
Ans) Coaching institutes help you till an extent as they give you study material, practice papers, etc. Moreover the faculty at coaching institutes are friendly and very experienced. However, how you perform in exams actually depend on your own efforts. Self study, practice and dedication are three keys to achieve success.
Q5) What advise will you give to students who have not fared well in their exams?
Ans) Even if you have n't performed well in Class XII exams or engineering exams, it is not the end of the world. There is always the next time. The world is full of opportunities for you, you should just be ready to work hard and stretch your arms to reach for them. I will like to wish all of them Good Luck!