JEE Advanced 2017 Topper Interview- Saurav Yadav (AIR 6) “Analyse your weak areas and work smart”
The boy from Haryana woke up to a splendid morning on June 11, 2017. The day of JEE Advanced 2017 result came as a delightful surprise to Saurav Yadav and his family, with the boy making a mark and gaining an All India Rank of 6 in the country's toughest engineering exam. Saurav belongs to Pilar in the Bhiwani district of Haryana and he loves playing computer games. He is a student of Bhagat Public School, Kota and has plans to study computer science engineering in IIT Bombay. With sheer hard work and dedication, Saurav jumped on to an AIR of 6 in JEE Advanced from AIR of 108 in JEE Main 2017. He believes in working hard on his weak areas. Saurav shares his preparation strategies for JEE Advanced and his future plans in an exclusive interview with Careers360. Read the excerpts of the conversation below:
Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2017! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?
Saurav: Thank you so much. I was very excited and happy with my rank. I never expected to be among top 10 rankers of JEE Advanced 2017.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Saurav: My father is in CRPF, posted in Jammu & Kashmir and my mother was working as a teacher before she shifted with me for my studies. I belong to Palri village which is in Bhiwani district of Haryana.
I have completed my class XII with 95.2% from Bhagat Public School, Kota affiliated to CBSE.
Careers360: What is your score in JEE Advanced 2017? What is your All India Rank and Category Rank?
Saurav: My score in JEE Advanced 2017 is 330 out of 366. I scored 105 in Physics, 109 in Chemistry and 116 in Mathematics. My All India Rank is 6 and OBC-NCL Rank is 3.
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Saurav: When I reached in class XI, I got to know that JEE Advanced is the toughest engineering exam of the country and I wanted to test my abilities by appearing into the exam. Moreover, my uncle and cousin are software engineers so I had that motivation from them since the very beginning of my exam preparation. I want to study computer science engineering from IIT Bombay simply because I am interested in it.
Careers360: When did you start your JEE Advanced preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Advanced?
Saurav: I started my JEE Advanced preparation in class XI. I used to study for 5 hours in my coaching classes on week days and would appear in the test conducted by them every Sunday. I used to call upon my teachers there whenever in doubt.
Careers360: How was the preparation for JEE Advanced different from JEE Main?
Saurav: I didn't prepare for JEE Main separately. I prepared for JEE Advanced. My aim from the very start was to crack JEE Advanced 2017 exam. I could prepare well for JEE Main with my board exams as the syllabus for both of them was almost the same. I studied from NCERT books for JEE Main because most of the questions for the exam come from NCERT, while for JEE Advanced I referred to my coaching class notes.
Careers360: Since there was just a month after the JEE Main, elaborate on your preparation strategy?
Saurav: As you know we were studying Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for past two years, so I could prepare for Physics and Mathematics well but Chemistry is one such subject that you have to study again and again to get a proper grip on it. It's more theoretical so my maximum time went into studying Chemistry during the last days of my preparation.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you? What was the difference in Paper-1 & Paper-2 of JEE Advanced 2017?
Saurav: Yes, I took coaching from Resonance, Kota. In my case coaching played a vital role as I could work on my speed and accuracy because of it. My teachers in coaching helped me polish my weak areas. I could avoid my silly mistakes because of regular tests conducted by Resonance.
Paper-2 was tough but it turned out to be beneficial for me because in Resonance, we were prepared for a tough exam. The question papers we used to solve during our tests were quite difficult so JEE Advanced exam appeared to me as easy. I have secured more marks in Paper-2.
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?
Saurav: During two years of my preparation for JEE Advanced, I appeared for all the tests conducted by my coaching centre on every Sunday. When the exam days were near, we were given tests twice a week. I think solving previous year papers help because you get to know the pattern, difficulty level and important topics on which questions could be asked in the exam.
Careers360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Advanced preparation?
Saurav: I mainly studied from my class notes for JEE Advanced but I practised questions from some books recommended by my teachers. I referred to Irodov, Krotov and H.C.Verma for Physics. I didn't refer to any extra books for Chemistry but for Maths, it was S.L. Loney that helped me.
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?
Saurav: Yes, during Paper-1 of JEE Advanced, my finger prints didn't match because of which I was nervous throughout the exam. For me, Chemistry was the toughest of all the three sections in Paper-1 & Paper-2 and Mathematics was the easiest.
I think accuracy is the most important thing to be kept in mind while giving the exam, especially in JEE Main because I think it’s an easy exam and when the paper is easy then we do not stress our brain, therefore, we end up losing our marks. However, when the paper is tough, it’s the exact opposite, we stress our brain during the exam and it works properly giving good results.
Careers360: The answer keys revealed bonus marks for 5 questions. Did you answer those questions? What was your reaction while answering them and after the answer key announced the bonus marks?
Saurav: I answered all the questions for which bonus marks were awarded. So, bonus marks were of no help to me, in fact my rank moved down because of it.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Advanced?
Saurav: I think my teachers helped me get through the exam successfully, especially for Chemistry. I think smart work helps. I used to analyse my weaknesses and worked accordingly on them. My mother also helped me during my preparation.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Saurav: I used to play computer games. I also used to listen to music for relaxation and play badminton once in two weeks.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Saurav: I don't have an ideal because I think every person is unique by themselves.
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?
Saurav: I would like to suggest that concentrate on improving yourself by constantly analysing and working on your weak areas. Don’t bother about ranks or marks, instead concentrate on answering correctly. The marks and ranks will follow.
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Questions related to JEE Advanced
preparatory students have to give again jee mains to attend jee advanced or can direct give jee advanced ?
No, you must retake the JEE mains if you wish to sit for the JEE advanced. If you are a dropper, you have the choice of reappearing for either your boards or your jee, or both. However, for jee advanced, jee mains is required. The IITs made this choice to ensure that first-time qualifiers are not disadvantaged. Another issue is that there's a probability you'll forget the notions within a year.
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hi, my name is priya. I had written jee advanced in this year. but I got less marks and I took admission in st. Marys engineering college. can I write jee advanced in next year if possible can I study in iit s
It is completely ok even if you have taken admission this year in the college mentioned by you , you can still appear in JEE advanced examination 2022 provided you fulfill its eligibility criteria given below:-
For your reference
JEE advanced eligibility criteria is given below :-
---------------------) you need to pass your class 12th with at least 75% marks in aggregate in class 12 if belong to general or obc category or at least 65% marks if belongs to SC/ST or must be in the top 20 percentile in class 12 examination. For this year i. e 2021 this percentage requirement in class 12th was lifted off.
----------------------) You can give JEE advanced examination for the maximum of consecutive 2 years starting from the year of appearing for your 12th examination i. e to be eligible for JEE advanced 2022 your 12th board examination appearing year should be either 2022 or 2021
-----------------------) There is upper age limit, according to which to be eligible for jee advanced 2022, you should be born on or after 1st October 1997. There is 5 years of age relaxation for SC, ST and PwD so candidates of SC/ST /PWD needs to be born on or after October 1, 1992.
-----------------------) you must qualify JEE main 2022 to be eligible for jee advanced 2022
You can get the detailed below information about jee advanced eligibility criteria by visiting our page the link for the same is provided below
And after qualifying JEE advanced, on the basis of rank obtained by you , you can get admission in IITs as well
Can I pursue Btech Biotechnology or Bioengineering wit only PCM (No Biology) in 12th ?
yes you can pursue both courses if you have PCM in your 12th .
how to get admission in IIT. my cast is obc . I dont have any knowledge about jee I want some knowledge about it I am in 11th. is jee advance is compulsory for get admission in IIT . and yes so what is average rank to get admission. please suggest me I am so confuse
Hope you are doing well.
JEE is a national level examination conducted at two levels i.e. JEE mains and JEE-Advance.
JEE mains is conducted to get admission into NITs, IIITs and GFTI. The questions of JEE mains are slightly on the easier side. The question paper comprises of two sections: Section 1st contains 20 MCQs and next section consists of 10 subjective questions out of which 5 are to be attempted. The exam is conducted in Computer based mode. You have to qualify mains to be permitted to write JEE-Advance. Last year cutoffs for OBC candidates was 74.31 percentile. It is conducted 4 times in a year.
JEE-ADVANCE is a bit on the tougher side and conducted once after JEE mains and top 2.5 lakh candidates are allowed to write the exam. It is for admission into IITs. For a obc candidate to get admission into IIT a rank around 3000-5000 can ensure you a seat. There is no particular pattern of JEE-ADVANCE paper. It comprises of comprehension, single correct, multiple correct,integer type,match matrix. The basis of these exam is NCERT but you will also need some other books like cengage,arihant to practice the questions and take your preparation to a good level.
Hope this information helps you.
What is the requirement of score in JEE Advanced to get a rank between 2500 to 3000 ??
As per your query let me tell you this is a very difficult thing to predict because the dynamics gets changed every year depending upon certain factors like number of candidates appearing in the examination, number of vacant seats in college, previous years cut offs and difficulty level of the paper.
But I would give you prediction as per my knowledge but it may vary due to above factors. So to get a rank of 2.5k -3k you need atleast 180 marks approximately to be on a safer side.
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