JEE Advanced 2018 Topper Interview: Lay Jain (AIR 9) says, “Self-assignment, hardwork and practice are keys to success”
After bagging AIR 13 in JEE Main, Lay Jain again gave a reason for celebration to his proud parents with an All India rank of 9 in JEE Advanced 2018. With a score of 312 marks in JEE Advanced that fetched a place amongst the toppers, Lay Jain aims for admission to IIT Bombay. He believes that self-assignment is the main factor behind his success. His achievements don’t stop here; they grow more impressive with a gold medal in the Asian Physics Olympiad. Careers360 interacted with him to know about his future plans, his strategies for JEE, success mantras and such. Read on to know all about JEE Advanced 2018 Topper Lay Jain (AIR 9) in this interview.
Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2018! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?
Lay Jain: Thank you very much. On hearing that I secured AIR 9, I was surprised and extremely happy. Today’s result came as a pleasant surprise for me. I scored 312 in JEE Advanced 2018. Right know my family is in a celebration mood.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Lay Jain: I belong to Kota, Rajasthan. I have done my schooling from Disha Delphi Public School from CBSE board. For JEE Main and Advanced, I took coaching from Allen Career Institute, Kota.
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decided to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Lay Jain: I decided to study engineering six years ago. The core reason why engineering interested me was the factor that there is a lot of research opportunities. Apart from this, subjects are really interesting. Now I am targeting IIT Bombay for admissions in CSE branch specifically. Apart from IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur and Delhi are my other two preferences.
Careers360: JEE Advanced went online this year. What is your opinion about it?
Lay Jain: I have given JEE Main in offline mode. I always use to feel that offline mode is more comfortable and easy. However, after appearing for JEE Advanced in online mode, I realized that both the modes are equally good.
Careers360: When did you start your IIT JEE preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Advanced?
Lay Jain: I started my preparation after class 10. I took coaching from Allen, Kota where I used to spend almost 6 hours each day. Apart from coaching, I used to study for 6 to 7 hours on my own. I used to make sure that I equally divided my time between all the three subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Maths. I always preferred studying Chemistry early in the morning so that the concepts remained in my mind. For JEE Main I focused on NCERT books and previous year papers. Whereas for JEE Advanced I focused more on tough and time consuming problems.
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?
Lay Jain: Mock test and sample papers are really helpful to increase the speed and accuracy. Candidates must at least solve 15 mock test and sample papers before appearing for the actual examination.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Advanced?
Lay Jain: Self assignment, hard work and practice are the three factors behind this AIR 9 of mine. I believe that self-assignment is very important and if one understand this he/she can achieve anything.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Lay Jain: Table Tennis and music are the two things that helped me lot to unwind myself during my examination preparation. Apart from this I like to read books also, however I was able to read only two in the entire two year tenure of my JEE preparation.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Lay Jain: Chitraang Murdia is my ideal. He is the JEE Advanced 2014 topper. He also happens to be the gold medalist in Physics Olympiad that year. My interest area is Physics.
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Questions related to JEE Advanced
which engineering entrance exams excluding JEE advanced will be held in June for colleges in South India?
According to your question, there will many entrance exams excluding jee advanced as all the colleges will aim to conduct their exam in proper time as last year due to pandemic the schedule was shifted.
So,the list of entrances are-
i wanted to score 100+ marks in jee advanced 2021. can you tell what chapters (topics) to do ??
To score 100% in jee advance you have to completely cover your whole syllabus in detail. To score 100% marks you have to follow some important tips like..
- Revise regularly
- Practice last year solved paper and mock test
- Work hard
Important topics for jee advance 2021 are
- modern Physics
- Heat and thermodynamics
- Work energy and power
- Current electricity
- Chemical Bonding&molecular structure
- Co ordinate compounds
- Electro chemistry and surface chemistry
- Alcohol, phenol&Ether
- Chemical kinetic
- Vector &3D
- Matrix and Determinants
- Application of Derivative
- Straight line and pair of straight line
For more details you can check in the link given below
Hope this information will help you
how josaa counseling will happen after jee advance
Instead of thinking what will happen in JOSAA that too after JEE Adv, think what will happen if you dont even qualify JEE Main. (LOL)
On a serious note, JOSAA is a very simple counselling procedure, where after registration you need to set your preference according to your rank and are allotted seat accordingly in subsequent rounds of counselling.
For more information about JOSAA do follow the link below
However, now you shouldnt quite worry about the Counselling and Institute you will be allotted into. Keep your focus only on aceing JEE Main Attempts with a higher score each time and give a recurring performance in JEE Advanced.
For more information about JEE Main Preparation do follow the link below
For more information about JEE Advanced Preparation do follow the link below
can we use calculator in jee mains and jee advance exam?
Hello student ,
Calculators will not be allowed for JEE Main and advanced . The authorities have prohibited the use of calculators or any other electronic devices i n the exam centre .
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to get top 2.5lack rank in jee main is compulsary to qualify for jee advance
No it is not necessary to be in top 2.5 Lakh rank holders but yes the cut-off percentile are decided in the way so that only around 2.5 Lakhs to 2.7 Lakhs candidates get eligible to sit for JEE-Advance. See the qualifying cut-off percentiles which needs to be cleared by any candidate to sit in JEE-Advance is released along with the final result of JEE-Main and for JEE-Main 2021 the final result will be released after all four attempts will be completed and the final result will be on the basis of your best score amongst different attempts. However basis on previous year's cut-off trends we can help you with the expected qualifying cut-offs for this year :-
- Common Rank List (CRL) - 90- 95 Percentile
- GEN-EWS - 70- 75 Percentile
- Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) - 70- 75 Percentile
- Scheduled Caste (SC) - 50- 55 Percentile
- Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 40- 45 Percentile
- PwD - 1-2 Percentile
Note that in above table it is not the actual cut-off for JEE-Main 2021 but expected on the basis of previous year's analysis. You can check out previous year's cut-off trends from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.