DEEPAK TIWARI of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37-D and Hanish Aggarwal of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh jointly emerged the Tricity toppers in All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) Class XII results declared by CBSESaturday.
Barely a month after he topped the IIT-JEE (Mains) exam from Tricity — results were declared in April — Hanish says that he has no time for celebrations, as his next IIT-JEE (Advanced) examination is scheduled for Sunday. “I have my exam tomorrow, so there is not much time for celebration,” says Hanish, as he aspires to get into IIT Bombay to pursue computer science engineering.
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Emphasising on preparation from NCERT books, he says, no matter how many hours one spends in coaching classes, a thorough reading of textbooks is important. “I was in school till 2 pm, then I had to attend coaching classes from 3 pm-8pm, so there was not much time left to do anything else. But, I used to play football on some days, whenever I got time,” he adds. His father, Neeraj Aggarwal is a businessman and mother,Neenu Aggarwal a housewife.
Deepak, too, is busy preparing for the IIT-JEE (Advanced) examination and wants to pursue Computer Engineering. “I enjoy playing cricket, but I had stopped playing ahead of exams, but I could not resist watching the the World T20,” he laughs.
His father Bishan Dutt Tiwari is a quality checking officer in a Talwara- based company, while mother, Hema Tiwari is a house-wife. The family stays in Maloya. Although he is passionate about pursuing computer engineering, Deepak says it was mathematics and chemistry which he studied with interest. He scored 100 in Chemistry and 99 in Mathematics.
Even as the two spent the year juggling between school and coaching classes for engineering entrance exams, the students highlighted, that maintaining consistency in studies was the key. “It was hectic. From morning till 9 pm, it was all about studies, but consistency pays off,” says Hanish.
The second position in the Tricity was shared by two girl students of humanities from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27 with 98 per cent.