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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