JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview: Chaithanya Kumar, AIR 57 - “Follow your passion to succeed in life”
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JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview: Chaithanya Kumar, AIR 57 - Nimmala Chaithanya Kumar has secured AIR 57 in JEE Advanced 2019. He has also bagged AIR 137 in TS EAMCET and 42 in AP EAMCET exam. Chaithanya is passionate about living his life to the fullest and follow his dreams.“I study every topic with full interest and never burden myself with a fixed regime or time table” says Chaithanya. The JEE Advanced 2019 topper Chaithanya Kumar credits the success to his parents and teachers. Coaching helped me a lot, the faculties helped me clear my doubts and guided me throughout my preparation. Chaithanya has keen interest in Computer Science and his aim of studying IT in IIT has now fulfilled with clearing JEE Advanced. Careers360 team interacted with Chaithanya Kumar for JEE Advanced 2019 topper interview to know about his journey of cracking this exam. Read the full JEE Advanced 2019 topper interview and get to know his preparation strategy, the books he followed and much more.

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Careers360 : Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Advanced 2019. What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?

Chaithanya : I was quite surprised when I got to know my rank.

Careers360 : Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school did you studied in?

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Chaithanya : I studied from Viswabharathi School in Gudivada from AP board.

Careers360 : What is your score in JEE Advanced 2019? What is your all India rank and category rank? Did you also appeared in EAMCET exam?

Chaithanya : I scored 280 marks in JEE Advanced 2019, and got an All India Rank of 57 and category rank is 6 (OBC-NCL). I also appeared in EAMCET exam secured 137 rank in TS EAMCET and 42 rank in AP EAMCET.

Careers360 : Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?

Chaithanya : My favorite subject is Computer Science. I like to make improve in technologies and would love to study CSE/ IT in IIT.

Careers360 : JEE Advanced was conducted as a computer based test. What is your opinion about it? What preparation strategy did you adapt for the computer based exam?

Chaithanya : No specific preparation is required; only practice online test series and appear in online mock exams.

Careers360 : When did you start your JEE Advanced preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Advanced?

Chaithanya : I started my JEE preparation from 11th class but I was quite determined to take engineering in my graduation due to my interest in science from school days.

Careers360 : How was the preparation for JEE Advanced different from JEE Main?

Chaithanya : In my opinion if one starts preparing for JEE Advanced then scoring in JEE Mains would not be difficult. I prepared for the exam keeping in mind that I have to write the JEE Advanced exam and all preparation, mock tests and study plan was accordingly.

Careers360 : Since there was just a month after the JEE Main, elaborate on your preparation strategy?

Chaithanya : I started preparing for JEE Advanced right from the beginning since the syllabus is same for JEE Mains and Advanced. There is only difference in the difficulty level of questions in both the exams.

Careers360 : Did you take coaching for JEE and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?’

Chaithanya : I prepared from Sri Chaitanya during my course of study in class 12. Coaching faculties were so helpful in clearing the doubts, providing the guidance and the much needed encouragement and support.

Careers360 : Mock tests and sample papers – how extensively did you practice with the help of these? Do you think practicing from the previous year papers help and how?

Chaithanya : I used to solve previous year papers and appear in mock Tests. Practicing questions from previous year papers is very helpful; as it helps to gain a very good idea of the type of questions that are asked and their difficulty level.

Careers360 : Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Advanced preparation?

Chaithanya : I focussed mainly on previous year papers of JEE Advanced, it helped me to know how questions are framed in exam and what is the difficulty level of the exam.

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?

Chaithanya : I did not faced any problem during the exam. For me Physics was the easiest while chemistry was a little bit tough. Not becoming tensed during the exam is a difficult thing to manage during the exam.

Careers360 : What is the main difference between both the two papers in JEE Advanced?

Chaithanya : There is no difference as such, pattern and syllabus is same in both the papers but difficulty level of questions may vary.

Careers360 : Did you face any technical glitches during the exam? What is your opinion on the way the exam was conducted?

Chaithanya : The exam went flawless without any technical glitches. I think online exam is better than offline exam.

Careers360 : What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Advanced?

Chaithanya : The key factors behind my success encouragement from my parents and teachers and self belief.

Careers360 : How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?

Chaithanya : I love to play Table Tennis. I use to play it whenever I get free time during my studies.

Careers360 : Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?

Chaithanya : My biggest inspirations are my parents, they always support me, guide and advice me whenever I feel low.

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?

Chaithanya : My advice is to study every topic and subject with full interest. Take breaks in between the study hours and follow your hobbies and passion to relax.

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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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