THE AFTER EFFECTS OF BOARD RESULTS
I woke with a Cheshire grin on my face; finally holidays had begun after a month of tension and studying for the end-semester exams which also marked the end of the freshman year. Armed with a cup of coffee I started my daily morning routine of reading newspaper and it was filled with the toppers’ bright and smiling faces with parents, the passing percentage and my heart jumped a little with joy when I saw that girls outdid the boys once again, but the next bit of news killed my cheerful mood, the cut-offs in Delhi University might go higher because of the increase in the number of students getting above 90%. Huff! I groaned inside and quickly went through rest of the news and gulped down my cold coffee.
As I wondered about this, I was transported back to the time when I was a 12-class-student and was waiting for that inevitable result which will show the fruit of my labors in the last four months. The actual tension began after the results are declared because now I had to secure a seat in my desired college/course. What followed was the submission of applications in every university, I could get hold of. Those were the worst months for me and my family.
No system can be 100% accurate so don’t take this CBSE result as the by-all and end-all.
Now before you guys pounce on me, I would like to give an example. Almost every student gets above 90 in English. I don’t think that each student deserves that score. One of my friends was the highest scorer in English and participated in every debate and English Olympiad she knew of and won laurels for the school. But when her result came out, she and the English teacher almost got a cardiac arrest. Her score was 81/100, which was completely unimaginable. Does this mean that she is incompetent? If we see the score, then she should be. Destiny had a plan for her. She cleared Jamia’s entrance with a second rank and is currently doing Honors in English and is among top five in her class and also works as a content writer. See? Few digits can never be the measuring yard stick for a person’s capabilities.
So the moral of the story is, never judge yourself on the basis of the digits you see in the score card. I know it is not easy to say, I have also went through all the emotions which you guys going through but don’t forget, there are many successful people who dropped out from their colleges or never attended one and today are standing at the pinnacle of the success. Only hard work can take one to the pinnacle of success. Follow your passion and your heart and success will kiss your feet.