JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview: Ananye Agarwal (AIR 3) “Study regularly and focus on basics”
Surbhi Mehtani, 11 Jun 2017, #JEE Advanced
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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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sir i passed in class 10th in 2016 and class 12th in 2019 but i got 60 percentage in 12th so i decided to do direct 12th from nios board so now if i got more than 75 percentage in nios board in 2020 would i be eligible for jee advance or not

Aditya kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello there!

Greetings !

First of all I want to make one thing clear that only scoring 75 percent in class 12th doesn't make anyone eligible for jee advance , in order to be eligible for jee advance,  you need to clear jee mains but yes since you have scored more than 75 % in nios boards so you will be eligible for nits , iits etc if you performed well in jee as nios board is a recognised board and it is accepted by nits , iits etc. So , prepare well for jee



sir i dropped for the first time in 2018 to prepare for jee mains and jee advanced,but in 2019 when i was about to give these papers i sufferd from acute pancreatitis and thus i was not able to give i have decided to give mains in january 2020 .will this 2 year gap affect me in future

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Vishu, the year gap will not affect your future because you had medical issues. You can appear for JEE Mains 2020 and secure a seat and take admission. During placements, there will be questions asked and so keep all your Medical documents intact. It's not that they would want to check it but it is just for your justification. But for now, your focus should remain JEE Mains 2020 and you can cross that ship when time comes. During placements, what matters is your aggregate in your Bachelors and also your performance in the Interview.


minimum percentile required in jee mains to qualify for jee advanced?

Shareef 15th Oct, 2019
JEE advance will be conducted on may 17 and one should must possess all the below 5 mentioned eligiblity criteria,
  • Performance in JEE mains,
It is essential for the candidates to have qualified JEE mains and be among the top 250,000

  • Age limit
There's no age limit, since the supreme court has said one who is 25 and above is eligible for the exam

  • Number of attempts
JEE advanced can be attempted maximum of 2 times in 2 consecutive years

  • Admission in the IIT
Candidates who had already admitted in IITs are not eligible.

  • Performance in the 12th
One should score at least 75% aggregate in 12th and if the student is SC/ST/PWD he should secure 65%.
Once you are eligible by considering the above mentioned criteria you are ready for JEE advance.
Best of luck

sir is there any student who completed his 12th from Telangana open school and written jee mains and jee advanced

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019
Hello aspirant I am here for helping you.
Yes there are many students who have completed their class 12th from Telangana institute of open schooling and filled form for JEE mains and will give JEE advanced you can share your problem with us we will provide you a satisfactory resolution.
I hope you got it.
Feel free to ask any query in comment section.
Best of luck.
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