Q8india.com, The well-known news portal in Kuwait recently had the opportunity of having a chat with Ms. IRENE MARY KURUVILLA, one of the toppers of CBSE Class X from Indian Community School of Kuwait.
Congratulations on your CBSE Class X result! What are your feelings on this achievement?
I am very happy obviously , quite proud of it actually .
Have you thought about your career plans yet?
Yes, I am in the Humanity stream right now and I wanna pursue psychology .
The lockdown was announced in March and things changed. How did you prepare for your exams during COVID-19? How did it affect your preparation? What was the most striking thing during this preparation?
It was hard , the online classes were a bit hard , I think I was able to manage .I prepared a lot at home .
What was your daily routine for Class X exams before lockdown and after? How much time did you devote to self-study because coaching can only teach you but you have to do the work?
Well, before covid ,I think I had pretty much the same routine , after morning school and then I would go to tuition in the afternoon and then at night I would do my homework and do some studies , after lockdown I pretty much had the same routine
How was the preparation different from the early days to just a month before Class X exam?
I spent a lot of time studying i used wakeup in the morning , sit with my books and study I think till night I would study
What was your exam day strategy? What was the roughest and the easiest section according to you?
I didn’t really have one , I used to struggle a lot in science. I used to spend a lot of time studying guides and doing hard work .
Which college is your dream college for studying further ?
I haven’t decided yet .
How did your family support you and motivate you during this stressful lockdown period? How did you de-stress during your preparation?
It was really stressful for me with the exams and lockdown . My family was very supportive; they never pressured me to score much .
What role did your school ICSK play in your successful achievement ?
The teachers were very supportive , despite the lockdown they thought very nicely .
What message do you have for students who are going to attend next year ?
Don’t stress out because during my exams I used to stress out at the end it’s all gonna work .
What is your future plan ?
I want to be a clinical psychologist .1