Yash Bhatkar, a 16-year-old wonder boy from Noida smashed Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) record. Bhatkar took the test on January 23 and scored a perfect 800/800 in mathematics and 790/800 in Physics. The most amazing and impressive thing about Bhatkar’s achievement is that he has achieved these marks without taking any extra tuitions after school hours! Yash believes in the fact that understanding the concept in any subject or stream is much more important than merely memorising it, reports Hindustan Times. And that’s what seems his key to success.
Yash is currently a student of Alliance World School studying in class 11 and according to him stress was the worst enemy of students and it could adversely affect their calibre and therefore they should always be calm and composed the night before any exam.
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Yash’s father Tushaar Bhatkar is a software engineer and entrepreneur while his mother Sarika Bhatkar is a homemaker. Yash’s future plan is to pursue higher studies in one of the eight ‘Ivy League’ institutes. After his SAT score, Yash is now eligible to apply for undergraduate programmes in various US universities and colleges. Though he revealed that he wished to take up economics and mathematics at either Stanford or Yale. Meanwhile, his parents said that they were determined not to put any pressure on their son.
The SAT exam is conducted by the Education Testing Service, which is a private organisation in US that conducts educational testing and assessment. International students can give the tests between October and May. Applicants take up two types of tests – SAT General and SAT Subject tests. While the SAT General tests student’s critical thinking skills in reading, math and writing, Subject Test measures student knowledge in a particular subject and their ability to apply that knowledge.
Earlier, another 16-year old Shubh Agrawal from Lucknow scored 1590/1600, however, Yash matched the impressive score.