JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview: Ananye Agarwal (AIR 3) “Study regularly and focus on basics”
Updated on Jun 11, 2017 - 7:10 p.m. IST by Surbhi Mehtani
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“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.” This famous quote by W. Clement Stone briefs the story of Ananye Agarwal, the JEE Advanced 2017 topper with an All India Rank of 3. The boy from Delhi did wonders again by maintaining his consistency with the same rank in the JEE Advanced 2017 results as in JEE Main 2017. The results of JEE Advanced 2017 were announced on June 11, 2017 at 10 in the morning, after which the whole Agarwal family joined him to celebrate his success and wish him best for future. Ananye comes from a family of doctors, but not following the conventional regime, he chose to give JEE Advanced, one of the toughest engineering entrance exams of the country. His desire to study engineering comes with his interest in computers. He has studied from Hope Hall Foundation School, RK Puram, affiliated to CBSE. His parents are his ideals in life and he likes playing tennis. Read the excerpts of conversation, Careers360 had with Ananye Agarwal on his success in JEE Advanced 2017 exam, below.


Ananye is all set to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad (IPHo) 2017, scheduled to be held in Indonesia next month. The boy passed his Class XII board examinations with a sparkling score of 97.8%.


Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2017! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?

Ananye:  Thank you so much.I was happy knowing my rank. My parents were excited too.


Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?

Ananye:  I stay with my family in Delhi. My parents are doctors, my mother is a Dentist in Maulana Azad Institute of Medical Sciences while my father is in AIIMS in the Paediatric Department. I have studied from Hope Hall Foundation School located in RK Puram, affiliated to CBSE.


Careers360: What is your score in JEE Advanced 2017? What is your All India rank?

Ananye:  I scored out 331 out of 366 in JEE Advanced 2017 result.  My All India Rank is 3.


Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decided to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?

Ananye:  I was always interested in computers, therefore, I want to study Computer Science engineering.


Careers360: Since there was just a month after the JEE Main, elaborate on your preparation strategy?

Ananye:  I used to revise everything thoroughly that was taught in the class. Besides revision, I took all the test series of my coaching centre on regular basis. Those test series helped me a lot during the preparation phase. I made sure that there was the right balance between JEE preparations and board exam preparations.


Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?

Ananye:  Yes, I did my coaching from FIITJEE Delhi, South Centre. I think coaching helps you practice well by giving regular tests and this helps you revise your syllabus.


Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Advanced?

Ananye:  My family's support helped me a lot throughout the preparation and the exam. I tried my best to keep myself calm and compose on the examination day that helped me perform better. I believe that one should not carry stress and anxiety inside the examination hall because that no way helps.


Careers360:  How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?

Ananye:  I like playing lawn tennis in the tennis court near my house. I used to go to the court with my friends regularly to play tennis and relax myself. I also play guitar.


Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?

Ananye:  My parents are my ideals all because they supported me throughout in my life.


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?

Ananye: Yes, I would like to convey a message saying that there is no substitute for regular studies. I want to tell all the future aspirants of JEE that it is important on their part to not miss their studies and focus on the basics. In JEE entrance exam, most of the questions are based on the basic concepts. So,  its necessary to get a good hold on basics and practice them regularly.


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jishua thomas 17th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant..

As per the expected cutoff for this year for general category it is about 89.75 percentile. YOu need to have a percentile higher than the cutoff to get qualified for the jee advanced examination. IF you are from general category it is little tough. For cutoff of other categories follow the link given below..

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Hello aspirant,

The total marks and the exam pattern of JEE ADVANCED exam varies every year so it is difficult to tell what marks you should score to get a seat in IIT's. According, to previous years cutoffs for ST caste candidates have to score a minimum of 5 marks in each subject and a aggregate of 17.5 marks in total.

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jishua thomas 16th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant...

yes, For sure you are eligible for the admission through jee advanced because you have already cleared the eligibility for the qualification for the iit through the jee mains examination. You will have to register for the jee advanced exami;nation and do well for it. Morevoer you will have a good chance for admission in nits  through the percentile score.

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i have 73 percentile , am i qualify to jee advance 2020 ? categery is backward classes andhrapradesh

sheba chani 16th Feb, 2020


It's difficult to tell the exact qualifying percentile but according to the previous year's data, the probable cutoff for OBC(Other Backward Classes) will range from 74-76. This differs from year to year according to number of students who wrote the exam. Considering this is would appear that you are on the edge.

Keep an eye out for the official cutoff list. All the best!


pl intimate the exam centre of BITSAT, JEE main and JEE advance in maharashtra

Akram Khan 16th Feb, 2020


As per my knowledge centre for JEE main exam in Maharashtra are-






















For JEE advance the exam centre has not been declared yet here is the list for exam centre of previous year-




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For BITSAT the centre in Maharashtra are -

Kolhapur, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur,Mumbai, Aurangabad

hope this helps. Best of luck.

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