Absaar Aejaz, a resident of Bemina in Srinagar, has attained the perfect score in three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics – of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), scoring 800 marks out of the total 800 in each subject.
“I’ve secured perfect marks in all the three subjects. I’m too much overwhelmed by the score in such a prestigious exam. My hard work and relentless efforts have finally paid off,” the 18-year-
Absaar is among a handful of students worldwide who’ve scored such marks in the three science subjects. Thousands of students from different countries appear in this exam, usually to make their way into the top institutions of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
This was really a tough ask, to appear in all the three subjects in one go. A large number of questions are asked in each subject, and every question poses a different challenge. But, Alhamdullilah, I’ve been able to deal well with the questions,” Aejaz said.
Aejaz has done her schooling at Presentation Convent, and is currently studying in 12th standard at Govt Higher Secondary School Chanapora, in uptown Srinagar. She has also been a student of Rise Coaching Institute in Srinagar for the past few years.
The Scholastic Assessment Test, which she excelled in this October, is usually necessary for gaining admission in various undergraduate courses in top universities and colleges of certain countries. Without this test, no student is eligible for admission.
Aejaz said that long periods of lockdown and limited internet speed in Kashmir valley for the past more than a year acted as the biggest impediments in her preparation for the exam.
The lockdown and internet blockade since last year in Kashmir hampered my studies. It became hard to obtain information and other study material online. The slow internet speed consumed my valuable time. I felt helpless,” she said.