|What's one or two achievements that you are proud of?|
NSTSE national rank 6th and VVM national camp. I got an prize handed by the governor of West Bengal also.
| Who or what keeps you motivated? |
Curiosity to explore more and my earlier achivements
|If there is one gift you would like to have, what would that be?|
I would like to have a few books from my "very wanted" booklist
| What is your secret of making friends?|
My calm and friendly attitude
| What are your hobbies? How do you keep a balance between your hobbies and studies? |
I like playing chess and reding books though not textbooks. I usually play chess at the end of the day or sometimes when I don't have much work. I read books most of the time.
| What do you love to do the most in your free time?|
I love reading books
| What are your study tips for getting better grades in school examinations?|
Preparing for Olympiad usually covers the school curriculum so most of the work is usually already done. Revision of 3 to 4 weeks before the annuals and 1 week before others is usually enough.
| How do you prepare for Olympiads? |
I start preparing nearly 3 or 4 months ahead of the exam date. The first two months I study the syllabus and then start revision. If anything seems weak I do it again or else I start attempting past year papers.
| How has appearing for Olympiad exams helped your studies? |
Olympiad exams help analyse how strong your concepts are and how do you compare to the rest of the students. While preparing for these you already complete most of the school curriculum.
| Do you have any advice or tips for students who are interested in appearing for Olympiads?|
I would say one should start learning the concepts before the facts. One should also learn time management. Not only before exams but also during the exams as we get little time attempting papers.