Talking to the Toppers
GUWAHATI : With results of the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations being declared on May 25, G Plus speaks to all the rank holders from Guwahati to get a glimpse of their preparation strategies and their plans for the future.
Arbi Chaliha, Sudershan Public School (3rd rank)
Arbi Chaliha of Sudershan Public School was expecting to top the state in the examinations but she nevertheless was satisfied with her result. She achieved the third rank with a grand total of 591 marks.
“To be honest, I was expecting to get the first rank but I made some silly mistakes. However, my parents are happy and I too am content with my marks,” she informed G Plus.
Arbi said she will be taking up the science stream in the coming days for her higher secondary education as she is interested in astronomy.
She added that she studied according to her own comfort and did not follow a schedule but she studied for 11-12 hours before the papers.
Bipanch Deka, Sudershan Public School (8th rank)
Bipanch Deka of Sudershan Public School secured the 8th rank with 586 marks and said he is satisfied with the result.
Sharing his examination preparation strategy, Bipanch informed, “The number of hours does not matter as long you seriously concentrate for as long as you are studying. According to me, that makes the difference.”
He aims to become a doctor and would hence undertake the medical field for which he has already started preparations. “I would also like to appear for the UPSC examinations,” said Bipanch.
His mother Jaya Deka told G Plus that she never pressurised Bipanch to score high marks and he has always been regular in his studies. “I am excited and happy with his result and would support him in whatever he would like to pursue in the future,” she said.
Sermon Caisar, St Mary’s School (9th rank)
Sermon of St Mary’s School secured the ninth rank scoring a total of 585 marks out of 600. She told G Plus that she was elated with her marks and said that it exceeded her expectations. She added that her parents too are very happy with the result.
Talking about her study strategy for the papers, Sermon informed that she, in fact, did not follow any fixed routine or time table even during the examinations. “I studied when I felt like it and also took breaks when I did not want to study anymore,” she said.
Sermon is interested in pursuing science as she has always found the subject very fascinating. “I am most interested in chemistry and will be taking up the science stream in higher secondary,” said Sermon whose father is an entrepreneur and mother is a home maker.
Even though she still hasn’t zeroed in on any specific profession yet, Sermon is focussed on going on the entrepreneurial path. “I want to start up a company which would be related to the field of science.”
B Zenith Kashyap of Sudershan Public School who secured the ninth rank said that while his examinations went well, he had not expected to become a rank holder.
“I used to study for 10 to 11 hours before the examinations and did self study regularly with what was taught in my school,” he said.
Speaking about his future plans, Zenith told G Plus that he wants to pursue the medical profession but also has a lot of interest in mathematics.
Zenith’s father Achintya Bhuyan informed that they were confident that Zenith would achieve good marks in all subjects, but were apprehensive about Assamese.
“But he did well in Assamese and we feel very good. His decision is to become a doctor and we are with him,” said Bhuyan.