Videogames helped beat the exam stress

Ajish Sekar said that whenever he got tense or stressed, he would play video games.

Published: 22nd May 2016 04:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2016 06:57 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: Ajish Sekar realised he had secured the State first and All India third rank by scoring 495 only an hour after the Class 12 CBSE results were announced on Saturday. “I checked my results at 11 am and was happy with my marks because I was expecting to score around 485. An hour later, my school informed me that I secured the State first and All India third rank, which was a surprise,” says Ajish who studied in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School, KK Nagar.

Ajish is busy preparing for the IIT JEE advanced exam and wants to get a degree in software engineering at IIT Madras.

Shanthi Sekar, a Montessori teacher, was a proud mother. Speaking to Express she said that unlike most Class 12 students who sat with their books most of the time, Ajish found time to hang out with his friends. But while studying, he made sure he wasn’t distracted. That helped him score good marks.

The topper attributes his success to being attentive in class and following his teachers’ instructions. “My parents and my brother are my biggest support. They encouraged me a lot. Also my physics teacher Vijaysudha motivated me to study hard,” says Ajish.

“During week days, I usually spend only three hours studying and a little longer during weekends. When ever I got tense or stressed I would play video games,” smiles the topper.

My parents and my brother are my biggest support. They encouraged me a lot. Also my physics teacher Vijaysudha motivated me to study hard. During weekdays, I usually spend only three hours studying and a little longer during weekends. Whenever I got stressed I played video games

Ajish Sekar, AIR-3

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