JEE Advanced 2018 Topper Interview - Kalash Gupta (AIR 3) says, “Consistency and family support are reasons for my success.”
After leaving no stone unturned and burning midnight oil, Kalash Gupta has passed JEE Advanced with flying colors and clinched All India Rank 3. He credits his family and coaching institute for his success. According to him, consistency and family support has really helped him to climb the ladder of success. Careers360 interacted with him to find out the reasons behind his tremendous success. Read the full interview of JEE Advanced topper 2018 to know everything about his preparation.
Watch Kalas Gupta Interview:
Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2018! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?
Kalash Gupta: I was actually shocked when I saw my rank. I double checked it actually then happiness settled. It was a wonderful experience.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Kalash Gupta: I completed my schooling from Amity International School, Saket.
Careers360: What is your score in JEE Advanced 2018? What is your All India rank and category rank?
Kalash Gupta: I achieved All India Rank 3 and my score is 325 out of 360 in JEE Advanced 2018.
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Kalash Gupta: I pursued computer tech programming from class 10. This was the reason I pursued Engineering. I have an interest in Computer Science. I am planning to go for IIT Delhi or IIT Bombay. I will take CS branch.
Careers360: JEE Advanced went online this year. What is your opinion about it? Did it change your preparation strategy for the exam?
Kalash Gupta: It was a different experience but I was comfortable with it. I had problems marking bubbles in the OMR sheet. So it was a better experience. FIITJEE conducted regular AITS(All India Test Series) which were conducted in online mode so we got fairly used to the pattern. Therefore, no other changes were required actually.
Careers360: When did you start your JEE Advanced preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Advanced?
Kalash Gupta: I started my preparation mid-way in my eleventh class. Earlier my preparation was not so rigorous.I just completed what was given to me. Later on, I started doing revision side by side. Towards the end I started giving one to two tests everyday.
Careers360: How was the preparation for JEE Advanced different from JEE Main?
Kalash Gupta: Actually, I did not specially prepare for JEE Main. The syllabus was covered while preparing for boards and JEE Advanced.
Careers360: Since there was just a month after the JEE Main, elaborate on your preparation strategy?
Kalash Gupta: I gave a lot of mock tests. Also, there were some sections in inorganic chemistry that I have not yet covered fully, so I brushed up those parts. That’s what I did during that month.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Kalash Gupta: I took coaching from FIITJEE South Delhi. Yes, coaching proved to be immensely helpful for me. It gave direction to my preparation and helped identify areas I needed to work on. The institute conducted regular tests. All India Tests conducted by them gave an idea of where I stood at National level.
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?
Kalash Gupta: Yes, I practiced from previous years’ papers. I completed the archive of old JEE questions and regularly practiced the tests given by FIITJEE. Most of them were based on JEE Advanced exam pattern and the questions were quite relevant.
Careers360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Advanced preparation?
Kalash Gupta: No, not really. I did not study from any specific book other than the study material provided by my coaching.
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?
Kalash Gupta: My Maths paper did not go well. Maths was the toughest subject for me and I found Physics to be the easiest. I like Physics.
Careers360: Did you face any technical glitches during the exam? What is your opinion on the way the exam was conducted?
Kalash Gupta: No, I did not face any technical glitches. As I said I had a problem with marking bubbles on the OMR sheet, so I was comfortable with the online mode.
Careers360: What is the main difference between the two papers in JEE Advanced?
Kalash Gupta: I got tired by the second paper. As such there was not any difference. Decimal part was expected for the second paper so that was not much of a shock.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Advanced?
Kalash Gupta: Consistent preparation and family support have really pushed me so far. I would also like to give credit to the FIITJEE. The faculty, apart from teaching has put in so much efforts that I have been able to believe in myself and work hard for this.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Kalash Gupta: I like programming. I played chess. I even played football when I went to school. It was a real stress buster and I watched stand up comedy clips.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Kalash Gupta: My family is my biggest inspiration. They have been a constant support through out the journey.
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?
Kalash Gupta: Even if the going gets tough, the trick is to not get demotivated. It is because demotivation can derail the preparation process. I want to wish all the future aspirants good luck and All the best.
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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.