JEE Advanced 2016 Topper Interview: Focus on clarifying concepts before starting practice, says AIR 2 Bhavesh Dhingra
Sreetama Datta, 22 Jun 2016, #JEE Advanced
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Bhavesh Dhingra, AIR 2 from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana believes that in order to achieve success, you need not follow a fixed routine or long term plan. His passion for computers shaped his dream to be a Computer Science Engineer. He is aiming to take admission at IIT Bombay in his preferred branch.

Bhavesh, who is also the topper from IIT Roorkee zone, had scored 92.4% in Class XII. He focused on clarifying concepts first before taking practice tests and advices the same for the aspirants preparing to crack JEE Main and JEE Advanced. He credits his faculty members and family for his success as he feels that without their support and motivation, he wouldn’t have been in the top 3 among the 2,00,000 candidates across India.

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Careers360: Congratulations for your achievement in JEE Advanced 2016! How did you celebrate?

Bhavesh Dhingra: Thank you. I celebrated with my parents and family members. Later I joined my friends and mentors at my coaching institute for sharing my success with them.

Careers360: Were you confident about bagging the top 2 position?

Bhavesh Dhingra: Initially I was not confident about being among the top 3. Later when I analyzed my performance and tallied my chosen answer options with the answer keys, my confidence started building up about getting a high score and rank.

Careers360: Please share your subject wise and overall score in JEE Advanced 2016. How was your performance in JEE Main?

Bhavesh Dhingra: I have scored 312 out of 372 in JEE Advanced. In Physics my score is 118, 100 in Chemistry and 94 in Mathematics. I have scored 285 in JEE Main.

Careers360: Who all are there in your family? How supportive were they during your preparation phase?

Bhavesh Dhingra: My parents and two elder sisters comprise my family. My father is a retired bank manager and my mother is a homemaker. My elder sisters are also engineers. The support and motivation they have provided me is beyond my expression. They have provided me best possible facilities in terms of education and taken care of my comfort throughout. They also motivated me and boosted my confidence whenever I felt low.

Careers360: Why did you decide to pursue higher education in engineering? How did you start with the preparation?

Bhavesh Dhingra: I was fascinated about computers since my childhood and I had decided to be a Computer Science Engineer. I started preparing seriously from Class XI. I had joined coaching and started preparation by gaining conceptual clarity on the subjects.

Careers360: What was your preparation strategy for JEE?

Bhavesh Dhingra: My strategy included clarifying concepts and then practicing. I focused more on learning the concepts first before taking up practice or solving test papers as it would not have been fruitful. I did not follow any fixed routine and my day to day study timings and pattern was quite flexible. On an average I studied for 6 hours in a day. On other days, when I felt the need to stretch, I studied for around 8 hours.

Careers360: Tell us about your areas of strength and weaknesses.

Bhavesh Dhingra: Physics is my favourite subject. I find Maths and Chemistry tough. There were areas of strengths and weaknesses in each subject but I worked hard on the weak areas and practiced every possible question types from the strong areas to make them even stronger.

Careers360: What was your coaching institute’s role in your success? Do you think it would be possible for a meritorious student to crack a competitive test like JEE without coaching?

Bhavesh Dhingra: My coaching institute is a major factor behind my success. They have provided me the right support in terms of study and practice materials, constant performance analysis and motivation throughout. I think the guidance and exposure the coaching institute mentors provide is very crucial for one’s improvement.

Careers360: So what next? Where do you plan to see yourself in the coming 4 years?

Bhavesh Dhingra: I plan to take admission in the Computer Science Engineering in my dream institute, IIT Bombay.

Careers360: You have had quite a hectic preparation phase so far. Did you get much time to be in touch with your friends or participate in social media activities?

Bhavesh Dhingra: Yes indeed, I could manage to spare some time to spend with my friends. I love sports and played table tennis, cricket and badminton with my friends regularly, apart from discussing about studies in school and coaching classes.

I was less active in Facebook and more on WhatsApp. I used to interact with my classmates in WhatsApp groups on JEE preparation.

Careers360: What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?

Bhavesh Dhingra: Apart from sports, my hobbies include listening to music. I listened to music every day to relax my mind. There is no fixed genre and it depends on my mood. I also enjoy watching movies. The latest movie I watched was Captain America: Civil War.

Careers360: What is your message for the JEE aspirants appearing for the exam next year?

Bhavesh Dhingra: My message for the aspirants would be to not stress themselves by studying for long hours. Even if you are studying for a short duration, ensure that you give your 100%. Prioritize on clarifying your concepts first before practicing as unless you know the theory well, practice won’t be of much help.

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