Muskaan Saxena has emerged as the topper for the Tricity (cities of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali) in the Council for the Indian School Certificate Class 12 Examinations. ISC announced the exam results on Friday. More than 1,000 students gave the classes X and XII exams in Chandigarh.

I was very anxious because of COVID-19 situation and worried over my score.

With a score of 99.25 percent in Non-Medical Stream, eighteen-year-old Muskaan Saxena has topped the Tricity. Muskaan resides at the PGI campus and aims to pursue Data Science and Economics from Delhi University. She has graduated from Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26. Both of her parents, Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena and Dr Babita Ghai, are doctors at PGIMER.

Saxena stated that she felt quite relieved after the declaration of results as the pandemic had made her nervous. “I was very anxious because of COVID-19 situation and worried over my score,” she told The Tribune.

What You Should Know

  • Muskaan Saxena has scored top marks in Chandigarh Tricity ISC class 12 examinations.
  • With a score of 99.25 percent in Non-Medical Stream, Muskaan Saxena has topped the Tricity.
  • In the Humanities stream, eighteen-year-old Jasnoor Kaur from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, earned the top rank, with 98.5 percent.
  • Pavit Kaur Sidhu and Tanveer Singh Mangat, from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali – each scored 97.5 percent, highest in the Medical stream.

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The board usually conducts exams in February and March. However, it postponed them midway due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pending exams were planned to be held in July, but, the board elicited ire from both students and parents. Therefore, it cancelled the remaining papers.  Following which students have been given marks for these subjects by averaging the scores of the three subjects in which students scored the highest marks, reports Indian Express. However, students will have the opportunity to appear for the cancelled exams at a later date.

A compiled list of all India toppers for this year, will not be released by the board.

“Given the exceptional circumstances, this year CISCE will not be publishing a merit list for either the ICSE or ISC year 2020 Examinations,” CICSE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon stated.

Topper’s Strategy

“I prioritised my academics and studied regularly. Make hand written notes of chapters that are difficult. This technique helps in understanding the subject when you write in your own words. But, I would say that don’t just focus on studies but also engage in extra-curricular activities. I was actively involved in projects like menstrual hygiene and was into public speaking,” Muskaan Saxena told The Tribune.

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“I did cut down on my activities a little and prioritised some co-curricular over others, I did not just study all the time. Instead, clichéd as it sounds, it was all about being organised and regular with studying, rather than just mugging up in the end,” Saxena told The Indian Express.

From Humanities stream, eighteen-year-old Jasnoor Kaur from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, scored the top marks with a score of 98.5 percent. Pavit Kaur Sidhu and Tanveer Singh Mangat, from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali both scored 97.5 percent, getting top marks in the Tricity in the Medical stream

Image Credit: Hindustan Times

Ria Chakraborty is an intern at SheThePeople.TV.

 

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