Reading newspapers on a regular basis and watching television news judiciously helped Sanjivni Roy achieve something remarkable. The 15-year-old student from Class 9, who hails from Bokaro, secured the second position in the entire Eastern Zone at the National Level Talent Search (NLTS) examination conducted earlier this year. Out of 30,000 odd students participating from Eastern Zone states like Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and Odisha, Sanjivni stood out for her grit and determination.
The NLTS exam was conducted online in August this year and the results were declared in October. It includes MCQ questions that test a youngster’s current affairs and general knowledge along with conceptual understanding in subjects like History, Geography and Science. A student has to answer 80 such questions in just 45 minutes.
NLTS is conducted by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) every year to identify and recognise young talent across the country. JCI is a non profit organisation with young active citizens aged between 18 to 40 years, who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society and helps develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take relevant action.
Sanjivni received a scientific calculator as an award from her school and will soon receive a cash prize worth 3,000 rupees and a certificate from JCI for her achievement. Speaking about her preparation strategy, she tells us, “I used to read a lot of newspapers to brush up on my GK. BYJU’S also helped me with this a lot. Their Quizzo feature on the app helped me to pace myself with their timed questions. I also sourced earlier NLTS sample papers from the internet and prepared with those.”
The 15-year-old juggled her academics and NLTS prep like a pro with the help of a strict routine and the BYJU’S app. “I had created a daily routine that I followed judiciously, with at least two hours kept for the NLTS exam. As for BYJU’S, all the videos are related to academics but it provides extra knowledge on all the topics that we study, which helped me to gain more knowledge. My BYJU’S mentor has always motivated me to take part in different competitions, stay calm and focused. All of this together helped me to achieve what I did today,” she shares.
Sanjivni started taking BYJU’s classes from Class 7 and she’s been loving it since then.
Sanjivni’s favourite subject is Biology and she wishes to become a cancer specialist when she grows up. Apart from acing talent competitions, Sanjivni can be found reading horror story books during her free time. “I am also learning to play the harmonium and classical music. I like playing badminton as well,” she signs off.
Team Storyweavers wishes Sanjivni all the best for her future endeavours.
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