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DPS student is on cloud nine

Twins Vineet and Vivek during a science show in Dubai
DUBAI , (UAE):  Delhi Private School(DPS)  Dubai is on cloud nine as its student, Vineet Nair, has become the top scorer in CBSE exams in the UAE. This is the first time a DPS student gets into the pinnacle of CBSE rank.
Vineet Nair, whose parents are hailing from the state of Kerala, India, scored 98.2 per cent in the science stream. “We are extremely proud. It’s a great sense of achievement and pride and, I mean, we are at the top of the world.”- said Rachna Prakash, DPSD headmistress.
 “I was shocked,” a rather meek Vineet Nair’s first response was like this. Vineet lives in Dubai with his parents and twin brother, Visakh. Although Visakh did not score as high as his brother, he still achieved an overall score of 95.2 in the science stream.
Visakh and Vineet  kept a strict schedule on their study regimen that included tutoring three times a week for two and a half hours, and twice-daily enrichment classes. Vineet credited his teachers, his school and Knowledge Planet for helping him to ace the test.Vineet now decided to pursue his engineering studies at the University of California.
Study secrets
“We used to come in at 6.30am, so one hour before school we used to practise higher-level questions and extra questions,” Vineet unravels his study secrets.. “And then I just revise daily and then review past year’s papers. And my teachers at my school, they gave us papers with the feedback, extra classes, afternoon classes, morning classes. By the time we were done, we were very well prepared for the exams.”- he added.
The best advice he has for students who will be sitting the exam next March is to “get as much practice as you can”.
“That’s very key to doing well in the board examinations. Just keep regularly revising, at least in the core subjects, physics, chemistry and maths,” Vineet said. “Don’t get nervous. Pray and do your best.”- he capped his advice in two sentences.
Gems CBSE schools upheld their successful track record with a 100 per cent pass rate, according to a news release. Out of 1,163 students who wrote the exam, 21.6 per cent scored an average of 90 per cent. A total of 69.6 per cent of the students scored above 75 per cent and 98.3 per cent of students scored above 60 per cent.
Indian High School Dubai is presumed to have the top scorers in the commerce and humanities streams, where Sachin Nair achieved a score of 97.6 per cent in commerce and Annalie Gracias earned 96.4 per cent in humanities.
Much like the American SAT or the British A Level, the scores from the Indian CBSE are used by universities as a factor in determining a student’s admission.



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