Mythili Mishra of Amity InternationalSchool, who achieved a second rank in the Central Board ofSecondary Education (CBSE) class XII exams, wants to become anIAS officer.
With 99 per cent marks, she is also the Uttar Pradeshstate topper.
Mythili wants to procure a bachelor's and master's degreein Political Science and then aspires to be an IAS officer.Both her parents are advocates.
17-year-old Mythili loves to paint and read.
When she checked her results at home after they weredeclared today, she did not know that she was the secondtopper in the country. It was only when calls started pouringfrom her school and the media.
Mythili says she used to study regularly for 4 to 5 hoursper day after attending school. And during exams she studiedfor over 12 hours daily.
Always present in the class, she said she never bunkedclasses.
Continuous attention in class provides strong base tostudents and revision at home helps imbibe the chapter whileit is in the second revision when the chapter is completelyunderstood, she says.
The second topper says she did not take tuitions but gothelp from parents and teachers who devoted extra time for her.
Her aunt, a teacher in Delhi taught her economics.
According to Mythili, one should not be tense duringexams and study regularly throughout the year.
She said students should take rest to relax their mindsbefore studying and also listen to music of their choice tode-stress themselves.