Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and Advanced, that pave your way to the top engineering courses in the country, are tough to crack. More than 10 lakh students appeared for JEE Main 2017 but only around 2.20 lakh among them qualified for JEE Advanced and amongst those who appeared for the next level examination only a few were able to get through to make it to the esteemed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other prestigious engineering colleges. Here is a look at the success stories of IIT toppers 2017:
IIT Toppers 2017 Success Stories
JEE Advanced 2017 result was announced by IIT Madras on the 11th of June 2017. Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula, Chandigarh, Akshat Chugh from Pune, Maharashtra and Ananye Agarwal from Delhi secured the top three positions and were declared IIT toppers 2017. Sarvesh secured the 1st position, Akshat stood 2nd and Ananye came 3rd.
Talking about his JEE preparation process at length, Sarvesh said, “I had been preparing for the exam for almost two to three years. For one year, I went to school and then went ahead and joined Lakshya Coaching Institute. Once, I joined the institute, I studied for 5 to 6 hours a day with appropriate breaks till the completion of the syllabus. Once the revision started, we had to begin studying at nights too – from 8 pm to 11 pm. This included long breaks and sleep too. So, this amounted to 10 – 12 hours of study a day effectively including revisions”.
Akshat, on the other hand, mentioned, “I have been preparing seriously for JEE for the last 2 years. I have always believed that conceptual clarity is the key for clearing JEE. According to me, I guess at least 1 year of proper preparation is needed to clear JEE Mains as questions are asked from a variety of topics”.
Ananye, who took coaching from FIITJEE said, “According to me, coaching is required. If you are an extra-ordinary student, you might not need it. But for ordinary or above average students coaching is required”.
Besides the top rankers, Kaplit Veerwal from Udaipur, V Mohan Abhyas from Telangana and Nitin Diwakar from Mumbai also secured good positions in JEE Advanced and made their parents and teachers proud. The success stories of these three students is worth a read as even after coming from poor backgrounds and having limited resources they worked hard and got through this tough examination.
Kaplit Veerwal, who bagged ALL India Rank of 109 in JEE Advanced, is the son of a compounder. He came to limelight with his JEE Mains score that was a perfect 360/360.
V Mohan, who secured All India Rank of 64 in JEE Advanced, is the son of a samosa seller. He secured a total of 339 out of 366 in JEE Advanced and had stood 6th in JEE Mains. He also topped AP EAMCET and secured the 5th position in Telangana EAMCET.
Overjoyed with Mohan performance, his father said, “I am very happy. My son used to study for 10 hours daily. He used to help us in making samosas till he was in class X. He may join IIT Mumbai or IIT Chennai.”
Nitin Diwakar, who bagged the All India Rank of 800, is the son of an auto driver. He aims to become a mechanical engineer.
This proves that though a tough examination, you can crack JEE with hard work and dedication!