JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview: Sarvesh Mehtani (AIR 1) “Mock Tests are Crucial. Be Familiar with the Exam Pattern”
JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview: Sarvesh Mehtani (AIR 1) - Chandigarh boy, Sarvesh Mehtani grabbed the first rank in JEE Advanced 2017 scoring a total of 339 marks. Not an easy feat to accomplish, Sarvesh who hails from Panchkula has completed his studies from a CBSE background and had secured AIR 55 in JEE Mains 2017. Aiming to pursue Computer Science programme, Sarvesh Mehtani spoke to Careers360 about his climb from JEE Main AIR 55 to JEE Advanced AIR 1, regular preparation, the importance of mock tests and how coaching provided him with a huge support during his journey towards his dream education in IITs. Read the full article for the detailed JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview - Sarvesh Mehtani (AIR 1).
Careers360: First of all, congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2017! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?
Sarvesh Mehtani: Thank you so much. After knowing my rank it feels wonderful.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Sarvesh Mehtani: The name of the school which I attended is Bhawan Vidyalaya, Panchkula and it is a CBSE affiliated school.
Careers360: What is your score in JEE Advanced 2017? What is your All India rank and category rank?
Sarvesh Mehtani: My total score in JEE Advanced is 339. I belong to the General Category and my All India Rank is 1. For Mathematics i scored 120 marks, 104 marks in Physics and 115 in Chemistry.
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I wanted to study engineering after watching 3 idiots. The branch that I am interested in is Computer Science.
Careers360: When did you start your JEE Advanced preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Advanced?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I had a very regular preparation. The total preparation for JEE Main and JEE Advanced was a little different. I think the preparation should be normally done till 12th standard with the 10th and 12th syllabus and everyone should orient themselves a little towards the JEE Mains because there are little extra topics. But after the JEE Mains are done, you can start preparation for JEE Advanced. I think I prepared 2 months for JEE Main and around 2 or 1 and a half months for JEE Advanced. I think that much of time is enough.
Careers360: How was the preparation for JEE Advanced different from JEE Main?
Sarvesh Mehtani: It was nothing different. Just that for JEE Advanced, there is a high amount of pressure as compared to other exams.
Careers360: Did you take JEE Main 2017 examination in online or offline mode?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I took the JEE Main 2017 exam in offline mode as everyone seemed to opt for that.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I took coaching from Lakshya Institute. The benefits of coaching were huge. I was supported throughout the journey by the institute and they also acted as mentors to me.
Careers360: Mock tests and sample papers – how extensively did you practice with the help of these? Do you think to practice from the previous year papers help and how?
Sarvesh Mehtani: Yes, mock tests are crucial. It is very important to orient yourselves towards the different patterns that the exam can have. I practised mock tests at least once in 3 or 2 days. I practised overall mock test and not subject wise as in the last month the preparation should consist of complete revision and not particular topics.
Careers360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Advanced preparation?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I used many subject wise books. I did not use any special books during the preparation.
Careers360: What is the main difference between both the two papers in JEE Advanced?
Sarvesh Mehtani: There was no difference between the two papers of JEE Advanced 2017.
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?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I did not face many problems during the JEE Advanced 2017 examination. The time factor was not as issue as the paper was less lengthy as compared to previous year papers.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Sarvesh Mehtani: My inspiration is Sir Narayana Murthy.
Careers360: How do you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies?
Sarvesh Mehtani: I love playing Badminton to de-stress myself during preparation.
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Questions related to JEE Advanced
I have missed my JEE advanced registration, what can I do?
See as the JEE-Advance registrations are over now so now you cannot register for it anyhow. No if you have remaining attempt then you can appear for next year otherwise now you cannot appear for it.
I hope you got it.
Will I get a phone message or email regarding wheather I can register for JEE advanced or not?
Generally if you have properly made the payment for the registration of jee mains or advanced ,you do receive a text message in your phone as the confirmation message that you have successfully completed your application and also about the payment that you have made.
Regarding email it is not sure whether they send a text or not.
Will I get a ohine message or email regarding wheather I can register for JEE advanced?
No you won't get any message but you have to check your JEE-Main result and if you are qualified for JEE-Advance as per the cut-offs mentioned there and also for your reference cut-offs are mentioned below as well but now you cannot register for JEE-Advance as the deadline has already passed now.
You can check your JEE-Main 2022 result by following the steps given below :-
> Go to the official website.
> Click on ‘ View JEE Main result 2022 ’ or ‘ View score card ’.
> Enter your JEE Main application number and DoB/password.
> Now, click on " Submit ".
> The complete JEE Main 2022 result along with scores and cut off marks will appear on the screen
> Now you can download the JEE-Main 2022 result and save it for future reference.
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use JEE-Main College Predictor:-
As the cut-offs are released along with the JEE-Main 2022 result so now you can check whether you have qualified for JEE-Advance 2022 or not, JEE-Main 2022 qualifying cut-offs are enlisted below :-
==>> Common Rank List (CRL) - 88.4121383 percentile
==>> GEN-EWS - 63.1114141 Percentile
==>> Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) - 67.0090297 Percentile
==>> Scheduled Caste (SC) - 43.0820954 Percentile
==>> Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 26.7771328 Percentile
==>> PwD - 0.0031029 Percentile
You can check out previous year's cut-off trends from the link given below :-
For complete details about JEE-Main 2022 Result kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
minimum marks or percentage for sc in jee advanced to get cse in top 10 iits
If you belong from SC category , then you must have to secure a very good rank, as well as marks in jee advanced to get CSE in any one of the top 10 IITs .
Now, for getting a sure seat in the 10th ranked iit, you have to secure atleast under 170 to 200 rank for getting cse.
So, for getting 170 sc rank you must have to score atleast 140 marks in jee advanced.
Then you can imagine that for getting cse in top iits like iit madras, iit Delhi or iit Bombay you have to secure under 50 sc rank, that is your jee advanced marks must be above 160.
So, I think you have got a rough idea of marks or ranks for getting a sure seat in cse in top 10 iits.
All the best !
I am 2nd time dropper in Jee mains. So i am not eligible for jee advanced. I want to ask that, do i have to wait for josaa counselling or is there any other procedure like gap year etc.
Yes you are not eligible for JEE Advanced but through JEE Mains you can get a good college. And there is no any other procedure for gap year, It is normal.
Meanwhile, you can predict your college with the help of college predictor tool.
Click on the link given below to predict your college,
Hope this will help you.