Sukriti Gupta, a student of Montfort School, Delhi, topped the CBSE Class 12 exams nationally, scoring a whopping 497 out of 500 marks. From the importance of coaching classes to her tip to students preparing for their exams, Sukriti shares it all in an interview with TTT.
Congratulations on topping the CBSE Class 12 exams. Describe the moment when you were declared the topper.
My class teacher, Madam Bhawana Kapoor, informed me that I had topped CBSE. Within minutes my name was flashing on the news. I told my parents and my sister. It was a happy moment for all of us.
Did you have a plan to top the results?
I don’t think there can ever be a plan to top the results. One should give their best and leave the rest to God.
What was the routine that you followed to ensure success?
I did not have fixed routine. Also, there is no fixed routine to ensure success.
What sacrifices did you make while preparing for this exam?
While I did limit the number of hours I spent on my hobbies, I did not really stop them. It was not a sacrifice because even while studying, I was doing what I loved doing.
How did your school, Montfort School, Delhi, and teachers, contribute towards your success?
My teachers have always been extremely supportive. They worked very hard, putting in extra time and effort to solve all my doubts and explain each concept. My school has always encouraged me.
How did your parents support you through your preparations for the exams?
My parents have been my emotional support this entire time. They never pressurized me to do anything.
How much importance did you give to coaching classes in your preparations? Do you feel coaching classes are necessary?
FIITJEE had a very important role in my preparations. I feel coaching classes are necessary only if the child is willing and can handle the strain and balance it with his/her school.
Any tips for students currently preparing for their CBSE exams?
Be clear on all concepts and try not to keep your work pending. Be consistent.
What’s next for you?
I will be pursuing engineering but I don’t have any long term plan.
What do you like to do when you’re not studying?
I like to read novels and magazines. I like to watch T.V. and go cycling with my friends.
Your advice to our teen readers.
Do not get stressed out. Give your best and don’t worry about the results.