Background: To inspire students to dream big, facilitate love for learning, to have 100% of them ready for college and their career, in judging students’ over all potential and attainment levels study skills are considered to be important. Data from National High School Center suggests that ninth grade is the most important year in high school for determining the future success of the student. Present study is an attempt to assess study skills among IX class students studying in Tirupathi.
Objectives: The study was planned to assess the study skills among IX class students and to determine the association of study skills with their demographic variables in a view to educate the students about various study skill/ strategies.
Material and methods: In the present study descriptive research design was used and it was planned to conduct in S.V. High School, Tirupati, AP, India. Samples were IX class students studying in S.V. High School, Tirupati. Convenient sampling technique was used to choose the sample. Data were collected from 80 students by administering structured study skills inventory.
Result: The findings of the study revealed that among 80 IX class students 82.5% (66 students) of them were possessing average study skills and 17.5% (14 students) of them were possessing below average study skills, no one reported as having above average study skills, which clearly shows that there were nearly 20% of the students who still lack the study skills which may lead to poor academic performance, which need to be taken care.