YES YES YES! My results are out and I am super excited. Here’s my marks…
Social Science 95
Sanskrit 88 ( I think that this is a typo on the CBSE site and that I have probably got 98)
Making my percentage 93.8 %.
I am super excited. What about you , Chrono ?
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Every 16 year old kid who studies in CBSE schools here in India will be shivering with excitement and fear. Why ? It’s because the results of our board exams are being declared tomorrow that too at 6 in the morning! The 12th results aren’t very dazzling , but the the 10th results usually dazzle the daylights out of people. Last year the highest percentage was 98.4%. Imagine that! What about me ? Well if everything turns out as I expected (an occurence as rare as me riding my bike at 90 kmph) then I am going to land up with an exact percentage of 96.8. And if I get the minimum marks that I have set for myself then it’s going to be 92.6 %.
Now for the dark side. To all my peers who gave the std X board exams , there is no need to be disheartened if you don’t make it up to your mark. Expectations are not always fulfilled, so there is no need to worry if your 10th wasn’t well. That’s no reason why you should stop wanting to live. In fact you should hit those books with a vengence. 11th is still yours to conquer. And now
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL MY PALS, particularly Tirthankar , Amlan , Biswajit , Siva and Soham. Then there are my blogging pals Chrono, Suchi ,Sumi and the lot.
If suicidal thoughts do start creeping up in your mind, the call the CBSE helpline immediately. Check out the CBSE site. And you can click here for the results. So don’t be tensed just relax. Btw check out this cool pic that I made…
River of Peace…
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After two months of working my butt off my ass , my exams are finally going to end tomorrow. Which is the lucky last paper ? Well it's English . My favourite subject. Blogging for about 4 months has really given me some extraordinary English practice. Why extraordinary ? Because blogging is a fun way to learn English. Of course the possibility of typos is almost subzero with a pen , why take a risk. I'll be using the WordPress spell checker a lot.
As my exams will be ending tomorrow , I'm at a complete loss of ideas for spending time. I'll be blogging of course and reading , coding , playing basketball , cycling and spending some time with my family. ( I've literaly shut myself in a room for the entire two months ). I have found the winner of the 20th reason as to why Harry is famous. I'll be posting that soon. See you tomorrow , pals.
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are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better
a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
I had registered my self in Code Jam 2005 but could not participate because I was underage and I still am , but I got this e-mail from the Google people inviting me to participate in Code Jam ’06. Here’s the email….
As a participant of past Code Jams, we thought you would be interested
in hearing about Google Code Jam India, Powered by TopCoder. This
exciting competition puts you head-to-head with some of the best coders.
Take this opportunity to contend for prize money galore, because Google
is giving away Rs. 1,500,000 in cash and prizes. You may not only win
money, but a prospect to land a job for the future.
Registration is now open for the competition and will remain open
through March 20, 2006 at 9AM IST (GMT +5:30). Anyone intending to compete in this competition must register for the event through the
registration path that has been set up exclusively for the tournament:
All registrants will then participate in the Qualification Round. The
Qualification Round will be open from March 20 at 12:00PM (Noon) IST
(GMT +5:30) to March 21, 2006 at 12:00PM (Noon) IST (GMT +5:30). During
this 24-hour period, a competitor must complete one randomly generated
problem set. All competitors will be given a score for their
performance on that one problem set.
The top 500 participants from the Qualification Round will advance to Round 1 to be held on March 24 at 5PM IST (GMT +5:30).
The top 50 scorers in Round 1 will win an all-expense paid trip to Bangalore, India to the finals on April 7, 2006 where they will meet Google employees, learn more about Google India and compete for the Rs. 1,500,000 prize purse. Here, they will compete, in-person, in the Championship Round. See the list of prizes here: http://www.google.com/indiacodejam
Google’s engineering organization is pleased to sponsor this contest and is looking forward to meeting the top performers. Participating in this contest propels you to the front of the line for consideration for open positions in our engineering groups. You are encouraged to submit your resume for immediate consideration for open positions at any time during this competition. Visit http://www.google.com/Indiacodejam for full details.
Best of luck to you in the competition
– The Google Code Jam Team
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Ok so the boards are only six days away and there is hysteria evrywhere I look. Kids freaking out and collpasing, articles on how to perform better in the board exams are available in newspapers on almost a daily basis. If you take time to read these articles you will realise that the person who wrote that is a shallow brained,humongous idiot who never got more than 50% in his board exam. These articles end up doing exactly the opposite of the tagline says. I’ll clarify….. The article claims that it will give you tips in helping to reduce stress and nervousness but at the end you end up feeling more nervous and scared then ever before. And some of those tips are entirely useless and impractical. 😡
Today is Friday and I got the Education Express supplement with today’s Indian Express. The cover article was titled as “Board Games” and it was written by Rekha Borgohain Dixit. This article was full of self contradictions and it was pretty scary for a student who will appear his board exams on March 2. Now coming back to the spotlight, by the time I was half through the article I was so thoroughly scared that I pictured getting horrible marks even after a lot of practice. But as I said, the article was so full of self contradictions that I was laughing by the end of it , having realised that this article was a waste of time and paper. Some quotes from the article………
The first haunting line – In case you find something too difficult , it’s best to leave it and take chances with the exam
What!? 😮 Take chances with the exam , you are out of your mind lady. You must sort out your priorities.
It’s no use mugging up chapters at this stage….
Oh yeah then I think you don’t want to pass your Social Science exam.
When you ultimately write the exam,you have t quickly decide how much time to devote to each section…You must be smart enough to adapt yourself to any surprises that the question paper will ultimately throw up.
The lady says that the students of India are dumbasses. 😡 By the way if she would have looked a little she might have noticed that she is scaring her innocently frustrated fifteen year old reader. This was the line that spooked me the most. She is saying that the question paper will throw up unkind surprises and that we are dumb enough not to notice it. Lady ,the question paper has as many surprises as ice-cream in outer space. And in the past three years unkind surprises are very few.This line was entirely demoralising and almost destroyed all my research on board question patterns.
Then she went on to emphasize the importance of the board exam and how it is the starting of a good carrer and bright future. She finally ended up the horror of an article by writing…..
Just remeber,the board exams are not the be-all and end-all of life.Not all big toppers we know were board toppers. Many were academically average…
She blew up the entire point of that article in the last line. Why waste your ink when all you want to say is the last line…? Waht do you think people?
Thanks for the Userbar Karthik.
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Finally after months of effort I got 91.86% in my pre-boards . Here’s my scorecard.
MATHS – 95/100
SCIENCE – 66/75
SST – 72/80
ENGLISH – 91/100
SANSKRIT – 94/100
But if you do have time you could browse some of my photos. Click here
OK guys can I have some feedback on the new theme , please?
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Ok so yesterday I had my Science preboards and I did fairly well. My maths paper was a synch and so was my Social Science paper. But I am actually looking forward to my English paper.
Coming back to track… I’ve noticed a few things about the pre-board papers. Firstly the donot adhere to the board question pattern. For example , in the maths paper there is a question on probability in the board papers worth 4 marks , but in the pre-board paper there was no question on probability. 😦 Instead there were three questions on Co-ordinate geometry. (yuck) Even the Science paper was the same. No question from Nuclear fission and fusion. 😮 Well the Social science paper was the only standardised paper. And for the first time in the whole year , I’m going to get more than 75/80 in the subject. Well that’s not unexpected after studying for 16 hours a day for two weeks. 😉
Now the most important question – ” Are the pre-boards worth it?” Some might say yes but the majority of students say that it is a nuisance and a waste of time. I’ll just explain why…
1.It is an interference as it hampers our long term study patterns.
2.The evaluation might not be standarised and upto scratch resulting in poor results.
3.THEY ARE A MENACE LIKE ADOLF HITLER AND BIN LADEN. 😉
That’s all but do tell me what you think.
PS I’M DOING 18 HOURS a DAY FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS.
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