CREST Achiever - Arkadeeep Nag

What's one or two achievements that you are proud of?
This was the first time ever I appeared for any CREST Olympiad. Well in CMO and CEO, I didn't perform well. But I took a oath that I will crack in CSO. And so I studied and practised hard and as a result I got the 'State Rank 2'. I am proud of this achievement. My some of the other achievements are in SOF Olympiads.
Who is your ideal and why?
My ideal is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the freedom fighter. That is because though he had been sent to jail many a times and also been on house arrest, he kept the fight on against the British. He also came 4th in the exam of ICS but resigned from ICS and continued his fight. He chose the hard path in his life responding to his heart's call even though he could have lead a prosperous and comfortable life.
Which public figure (sportsperson, actor, etc.) inspires you the most?
M.S. Dhoni inspires me the most. He was a cricket lover but could not succeed in his first part of life. He became a TTE in Indian railways but didn't stop to chase his dream of playing cricket for his nation and at last he succeeded. That's why "Try try but don't cry".
Who or what keeps you motivated?
My parents are my motivation. Even if I couldn't succeed in some of my exams and other co-curricular activities, they help me gain my lost confidence. They are really my real life superheros.
Have you thought of your career line? What do you want to become and why?
Yes, I have thought of my career line. I would like to become a scientist when I grow up. I will make a machine that can be installed in all the streets of the world. It will suck up all the polluted air, process it and will be separated in to 2 parts - One part will be oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other inert gases because pure oxygen is not good for humans. The second part will contain ozone gas which will float up in air and fill up the depleted ozone layer.
If there is one gift you would like to have, what would that be?
If there's a gift I would like, it would be that there will be no poverty in India. I may be gifted with a boon to eliminate poverty from my country.
What is your secret of making friends?
My secret of making friends is to score well in exams. If we score good marks, it will surely attract students around us which is a key to make friends. Also, empathetic behaviour attracts friendship.
What are your hobbies? How do you keep a balance between your hobbies and studies?
My hobbies are singing and reading. To keep a balance between my studies and hobbies, I spend 1 hour in hobbies and 2 hours in studies. This keeps my mind refreshed.
Which is your favourite sport? When did you start practicing and why?
My favourite sport is Cricket. I started practising it when I was 7 years old. I like it because it helps to relax and focus (in cricket on the ball). I also like to watch cricket matches on T.V.
What do you love to do the most in your free time?
I like to listen to songs during free time. Also, I like to read books during my free time.
What are your study tips for getting better grades in school examinations?
To get better grades in school exam, I suggest to read the subject book thoroughly. Also, play 1 hour everyday during exam time to help to keep your mind relaxed.
How do you prepare for Olympiads?
I didn't prepare too much for the CREST Olympiads. I just saw my mistakes from the Practice Tests and revised it. My father also brought sample papers to prepare for the Olympiads.
How has appearing for Olympiad exams helped your studies?
Appearing in Olympiads has helped my studies as it is advanced than our school syllabus and also due to this we can easily write answers in our exams. It helps us to recall answers during our exams.
Do you have any advice or tips for students who are interested in appearing for Olympiads?
Every student must appear in CREST Olympiads. It is an online exam and thus there is no problem of transport. For the students who are appearing in the exam, they must read their school books and attempt the sample papers.
Name : Arkadeeep Nag
School : Bhavan's Lloyds Vidya Niketan (BLVN)
Class : 6

CREST Achievers