Goel, a B.Tech student at IIT, Bombay, fell in love with the campus and its surroundings the moment he entered there. He knew how hard he had worked to be a part of this prestigious educational institute and also realised that he required working even harder to attain the engineering degree here. Goel was inspired to become an IITian when he went to IIT Kanpur with his school in class IX. He began his preparation for the same after giving his X board exams. He joined a good coaching institute near his place to start with the preparation. “At any cost I want a 2 digit rank in JEE”, he said to himself and began preparing for it. He knew that it meant putting in immense efforts and sacrificing on many things including your social life and other activities but he was ready to do that as he knew that a few years of hard work can shape his career the right way.
This IIT Bombay student understood that staying motivated and focused was the key to success. The driving force for him was his parents. He wished to make them proud. Goel did planning for the next day a night before and stuck to his plan. He believed that long term plans often failed and it is best to plan just for the next day and the strategy worked for him. In order to clear JEE you must not only be thorough with the concepts of all three subjects but must also know how to apply the concepts and you can learn the art only by practicing. This IITian strongly believed this and thus practiced continually in order to hone his problem solving skills.
Goel dealt with all the three subjects differently in order to prepare well for them. He did not stick to just one book or study material. He figured out as to which topic is explained well in which book and referred to multiple books for preparation of each subject. He also solved JEE sample papers and gave mock tests to test his knowledge from time to time.
His hard work, dedication and the right approach helped him score 323/360 in JEE Main 2013 and secure 33rd rank all India in JEE Advanced 2013.