CREST Achiever - Shivam Zakhmi

What's one or two achievements that you are proud of?

In 2021-2022 my one of the greatest achievements has been achieving :
1. International Rank 1 in CREST Science Olympiad and received Achiever's Trophy.
2. International Rank 1 in Silver Zone Science Olympiad .
3. North Zone Rank 10 in CREST Maths Olympiad and awarded Gold medal .
4.State Level Topper of Haryana in Hindustan Times Olympiad .

Who is your ideal and why?
My ideal is my mother as she works very hard at home as well as helps me in my studies. Her dedication has helped me in achieving top grades and ranks in various national and international level competitions.
Which public figure (sportsperson, actor, etc.) inspires you the most?
Narendra Modi inspires me because of his dedication and sincerity towards his work for the nation along with his execution skills .
Who or what keeps you motivated?
I get inspired by appreciation and awards received on getting top ranks in various competitions along with the knowledge gained on studying various subjects.
If there is one gift you would like to have, what would that be?
I would like a gift of tour to visit New Zealand as I like its natural beauty and the surroundings.
Your favourite memory that you would like to share?
One of my favourite memory was being awarded by great sportsman and famous boxer Vijendra Singh for achieving rank in one of the Olympiads.
What's one thing about you that your friends don't know?
My friends think that I study a lot but I balance my time between studies and my hobbies along with spending quality time with my family.
What are your hobbies? How do you keep a balance between your hobbies and studies?
My hobbies are exploring new things on my ipad as well as playing cricket. I keep a balance between my hobbies and studies as I follow strict time table for studies so that I can get adequate time for my hobbies as well without impact in studies.
Which is your favourite sport? When did you start practicing and why?
I like playing cricket. I have started practicing when I was six years old as I enjoyed lot playing with my friends.
What do you love to do the most in your free time?
I love to explore new things on computer and learn latest technologies. I also like to update myself on current affairs.
What are your study tips for getting better grades in school examinations?
My study tips for getting better grades in school examinations is regular study along with strong discipline in time table.
How do you prepare for Olympiads?
I used to prepare for Olympiads by practicing various questions from previous exams as well as test papers provided by CREST Olympiads.
How has appearing for Olympiad exams helped your studies?
The preparation for Olympiad exams has helped me in improving my concepts for my school syllabus as well along with increasing marks in the subjects specifically for Maths and Science.
Do you have any advice or tips for students who are interested in appearing for Olympiads?
The Olympiads preparation should be done in focused manner as well as concepts should be very clear as that would help in getting good grades in the exams.
Name : Shivam Zakhmi
Class : 8 (2021-22)

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