JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview- Aashish Waikar (AIR 7) “Remain motivated, work hard and have confidence in yourself”
The will to succeed, helps one to keep their eyes on their goal as it is the need of the hour. The JEE Advanced AIR (7), Aashish Waikar, is all set to venture into the new world of engineering where he aspires to study computer science. His interest in mathematics motivated him to take up engineering as a career, when he was in class IX. Unlike most students, who follow a fixed routine during the preparation for JEE Advanced, Aashish did not follow a fixed pattern. He used to plan his day according to the syllabus and the topics that he had to cover on that particular day. Despite the hectic schedule, Aashish used to make it a point to destress himself by listening to music. Sharing his preparation strategy, Aashish stressed on the need to solve the question papers of previous years as this gave him an idea about the likely rank that he would get in the JEE Advanced.
Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2017! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?
Aashish Waikar: Thanks. I was extremely happy upon knowing my rank and celebrated it with my family.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Aashish Waikar: I studied at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula . The school is affiliated to the CBSE board.
Careers360: What is your score in JEE Advanced 2017? What is your all India rank and category rank? What are the marks that you scored in each subject?
Aashish Waikar: My JEE Advanced 2017 score is 329 and AIR 7 in general category. The marks scored in the different subjects are:
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decided to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Aashish Waikar: The main reason for my decision to pursue engineering was my interest in maths. It was in class 9 that I developed an inclination towards engineering. However, it was towards the end of class X that I made up my mind that I wanted to study engineering. I am interested in Computer Science as there are a lot of job opportunities in this field.
Careers360: When did you start your JEE Advanced preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Advanced?
Aashish Waikar: I started preparing properly for the JEE exam when I was in class XI. I followed the vital tips that were provided to me by my teachers. There was no fixed daily routine that I followed. My study hours depended on how much syllabus and topics I had to cover on that particular day.
Careers360: How was the preparation for JEE Advanced different from JEE Main?
Aashish Waikar: I thoroughly revised from the NCERT books while I was preparing for JEE Main 2017. For JEE Advanced 2017, I practised from a wide array of questions as it helped me to increase my accuracy and speed.
Careers360: Since there was just a month after the JEE Main, elaborate on your preparation strategy?
Aashish Waikar: Once the JEE Main 2017 exam was over, I started to make notes of those concepts that I tended to forget or was unsure of. In the last two to three days I merely revised those things which I was not able to recall.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Aashish Waikar: I took coaching from Lakshya, Chandigarh. In order to have that extra edge, apart from the concepts that are given in the NCERT books, coaching is required. The teachers at the coaching institutes recommended some goodt books and taught us some intelligent methods to solve the tough problems.
Careers360: Mock tests and sample papers – how extensively did you practise with the help of these? Do you think practising from the previous year papers help and how?
Aashish Waikar: The coaching institute used to conduct the mock tests on every Sunday. I followed the routine they prescribed for two years - Class XI and Class XII. However, in the last five to six months prior to the JEE Advanced exam, I used to practise mock tests almost everyday. I had also appeared in the test series conducted by various other institutes. Practising the question papers of JEE Advanced of previous years helped me to analyse where I stood and gave me an idea of the likely All India Rank, thet I might get.
Careers360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Advanced preparation?
Aashish Waikar: The books that I consulted during the JEE Advanced prepration are mentioned below:
1. Physics- Irodov
Organic- MS Chauhan,Himanshu Pandey
Inorganic- V K Jaiswal
Physcal- N Awasthi
Vinay Kumar for functions ,differentiation and integration
SL Loney for Trigo, Coordinate Geometry.
Careers360: Did you face any problem during the JEE Advanced examination? Which subject was the easiest and which was the toughest in JEE Advanced? What do you think is a tough thing to manage during the JEE Advanced exam? What is the difference between Paper 1and Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2017?
Aashish Waikar: I found chemistry in paper 2 of JEE Advanced quite tricky due to a few ambiguous questions. Chemistry was the toughest and Maths was the easiest in JEE Advanced. One of the most tough things during the JEE Advanced 2017 is time management. Paper 1 was straightforward but paper 2 was slightly difficult.
Careers360: The answer keys revealed bonus marks for 5 questions. Dis you answer those questions? What was your reaction while answering them and after the answer key announced the bonus marks?
Aashish Waikar: I had answered all the five questions. During the JEE Advanced exam, I felt that two of them were incorrect. The bonus marks helped me to improve my marks by three.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Advanced?
Aashish Waikar: Motivation, hard work and confidence are the key factors behind my success.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Aashish Waikar: I used to de-stress myself by listening to music I also used to go out for walks and I am interested in birdwatching.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Aashish Waikar: My biggest inspiration is my father. He always motivated me with sayings like,“Veer tum badhe chalo,waqt ki pukar hai”.
Careers360: You know you are an inspiration to thousands of students across the country. Do you have any message for future aspirants on tackling the JEE Advanced exam?
Aashish Waikar: I would like to advise the future aspirants to practise as many questions as possible. This will help them to increase their speed while solving the questions in the examination hall.
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Questions related to JEE Advanced
people say that jee advance have 2 attempts i passed 12 in 2020 and i am giving jee main in 2021 if i pass jee main then how much attempts can i give jee advance
One can attempt jee mains from three consecutive yeats and these years are counted from the time you were in class 12th and for jee advanced there are only two attempts starting in the same year in which you appeared for your boards. Therefore you were eligible for jee mains 2020 and will be eligible for all the sessions of jee mains 2021 and 2022. And for jee advanced you were eligible for jee advanced 2020 and will be eligible for jee advanced 2021. There you just have one attempt for jee advanced. For more info you may visit the following link:
i had already applied to jee mains 2021 in general category but my caste is Bc-e in caste certificate which percentage i got to select for jee advanced
Since you have filled your category as a general candidate therefore you will be considered a general student and you need to score marks in jee mains according to the general cut off to qualify for jee advanced. According to the previous year cut off a general candidate had to score at least 81 percentile to qualify jee mains and be eligible for jee advanced, however it was 49 for OBC-NCL, 32 for SC, 27 for ST, and 1 for PWD for the year 2020. Although the cut off may vary from year to year as it depends on various parameters like number of students attempting the examination, difficulty of paper, etc.
I HAVE DONE CLASS 10 IN YEAR 2017 FROM CBSE BOARD & APPEARING IN CLASS 12 FROM NIOS BOARD IN YEAR 2021 . As there is a year gap between class 10 & class 12. so I want to ask that can i fill jee advanced form and take admmission in IIT( as year gaps in class 10 &12) provided i clear advanced both ???
For appearing in criteria in jee 2021 it doesn't see that whether you have gap between your 10th and 12th std.
One of the major criteria for appearing in jee advanced is you should pass your 12th by 2021,2022 and 2023 .
Recently, education minister has waived off the 75% criteria for this year also.
For more information check out this link-
how to pass this exam perfectly ?
hey need to because JEE Advanced demands an in-depth knowledge of concepts and their application. It is not just about putting in the hours, but equally about using smart ways to maximize the time left at one’s disposal. It is the performance in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics that hold the key to cracking JEE Advanced . Also, the candidate must not waste time in preparing for topics that are not included in JEE Advanced syllabus. To give you an example, Electronic Devices and Electromagnetic Waves which were part of JEE Main syllabus are not included in JEE Advanced syllabus .
For detailed preparation tips use this link:
All the best
i have passed 12th class in 2021.can i write 2022jeemains and jee advanced?
Yes of course you can do do, you can take a drop after passing class 12th and can prepare for JEE-Main as well as Advance but before taking drop you should know some facts, so let us discuss those facts.
- In class 12th you should have minimum aggregate of 75% if you belongs to General/Unreserved category and 65% if you belongs to any of the reserved category and in your class 12th syllabus there should Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects with any one of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Technical Vocational Subject. If not 75% then you should be in top 20 percentile of your board's result.
- If you are passing class 12th in 2021 then you will be only eligible for JEE-Main 2021, 2022 and 2023 and for JEE-Advance 2021 and 2022. Now in case you you take a drop for an year then also it won't affect the eligibility instead your attempt of 2021 will be subtracted from total attempts and al other attempts will remain same.
For complete details of JEE-Main eligibility criteria kindly check out the link given below :-
I am enlisting down some preparation tips for JEE-Main which would help you in your preparation :-
- Very first thing is go through the syllabus of JEE-Main and categorize it as easy, average and difficult. https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-syllabus-weightag e
- Make a proper time-table to balance your studies and daily routine work and give more time to studies.
- Go for the best study material which can make you more confident while solving the question of JEE-Main because it will boost your moral https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/best-study-material-for-jee-mai n
- Don't forget to make notes while studying because it will help you in memorizing the important things in the last time prior to exam.
- Practice previous year's question papers and sample papers as many as you can because it will enhance your self-confidence and time management skill https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-sample-papers & https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-question-paper
- Don't forget to do exercise and yoga regularly to keep your body mentally and physically fit.
- You can also take JEE-Main Learning package for your preparation https://learn.careers360.com/jee-main-coaching/?icn=JEE_Main_knockout&ici=JEE_Main_article_view_sticky
For more detailed preparation tips for JEE-Main 2022 kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.