JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview - Himanshu Gaurav Singh (AIR 2) “Consistency & Hardwork Led to My Success”
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JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview - Himanshu Gaurav Singh from Gorakhpur has achieved what he had always dreamed of. Securing AIR 2 in the national level engineering entrance examination i.e., JEE Advanced is not a small achievement but Himanshu has secured the top rank with his dedication and hard work. While he expected a rank within the top 3, Himanshu was ecstatic to know his scores and rank when the JEE Advanced result was announced on June 14, 2019. Naming his parents and teachers as the biggest key factors behind his hard word, Himanshu now aims to excel in the engineering field. Read the full JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview of Himanshu Gaurav Singh to know more.

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Careers360: What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: Happy but I did expect it a bit. Before the JEE Advanced 2019 result was announced, a lot of analysis was done by my teachers, so I was expecting a rank in the top 3.

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Careers360: Which school did you study in?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: I did CBSE board from a school in my hometown, Gorakhpur.

Careers360: Why did you want to study engineering?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: Since childhood, I have been interested in Mathematics and that automatically led to an interest in Physics, Chemistry, and other branches of Science. So maybe opting for engineering is an extension of that.

Careers360: How was your JEE advanced preparation different from JEE mains?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: JEE Main has some big portions that are not that interesting to study. You need to use a bit of rote learning, not much but just a fraction. JEE advanced is much more interesting. You feel more joyful while studying. JEE Mains is just not that interesting, that is the difference.

Careers360: What was your preparation strategy?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: I was consistent with my work and ensured that my results are also consistent with my hard work.

Careers360: Did you take any mock tests or use any sample papers?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: Yes, FIITJEE provided a lot of mock tests. There were weekly tests, monthly tests and more. So I was always in touch, always in the grove of things.

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

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: No, I think FIITJEE material that we were given was quite sufficient.

Careers360: What do you have to say about the online computer examinations?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: It is quite nice. As long as the computers do not develop a problem anywhere then it is quite better than the paper-pen mode because you get to change your options and it's more student-friendly than the previous one.

Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your hard work?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: Consistency, and the support of my parents and teachers.

Careers360: What advice would you give to the future aspirants?

Himanshu Gaurav Singh: Be consistent. Be calm. Don’t get too stressed.

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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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