JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview: Kartikey Gupta (AIR 1) “Remain calm and study with a relaxed mind”
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JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview - Kartikey Gupta from Mumbai was on cloud nine when he emerged as JEE Advanced 2019 topper with AIR 1. Result of JEE Advanced 2019 was declared in online mode on June 14 A result of consistent dedication, focus on goals and a strong-willed approach, Kartikey Gupta has continuously excelled in the Joint Entrance Examinations this year. Hailing from Mumbai, Maharashtra, Kartikey missed out on the top rank in JEE Mains 2019 just by a short margin. The JEE Advanced 2019 topper was decisive to excel the next-level examination and the results of JEE Advanced brought a bright sight for him. Talking to Careers360, JEE Advanced topper shared that he just could not sleep without clearing all his doubts. Such was the dedication of Kartikey and the results have finally proved that there is no substitute for hard work. In an exclusive interview with Careers360, the JEE Advanced 2019 topper shares details about his preparations, future plans and lots more.

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Careers 360: Tell us something about yourself, which board have you studied in, how much did you score in your class 12?

Kartikey: I am from Mumbai Maharashtra. My father Chandresh Gupta works as General Manager (Paper Industry) and my mother Poonam Gupta is a housewife. IThis year I secured 93.7 percent in Class 12th.

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Careers360: What is your score in JEE Advanced 2019? What is your all India rank and category rank? What was your JEE Main rank and marks?

Kartikey: I secured 346 marks out of 360 in JEE Advanced 2019. My All India Rank is 1 in general category. I secured AIR-18 in JEE Mains 2019 by scoring 100 percentile and was Second Topper of Maharashtra State Topper.

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

Kartikey: My dream of pursuing engineering from IIT Bombay in CS branch is going to come true. I have qualified KVPY in the year 2017 and 2018. I have also qualified INPHO, INCHO, INAO and INJSO.

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

Kartikey: I always focused on studying with a relaxed mind. I did not study for long hours. Apart from regular classes, I did self-study for 6-7 hours with a proper schedule. I also gave weekly tests regularly, which helped him to do self-analysis which improved my performance. Also, I made sure to clear the doubts before sleeping. I took a break and relaxed after every two hours. I used a regular keypad phone and was never active on social media.

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

Kartikey: I have been studying in ALLEN Career Institute since 2017. The faculties here work very hard to help them achieve success. The student’s aim for IIT's and the goal of the faculties is to make them successful in JEE. The faculties are always available to clear doubts. Here I have made good friends and also got to know the best faculties. Joining ALLEN doubled my strength.

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

Kartikey: Great mathematician Shrinivas Ramanujan is my idol.

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?

Kartikey: Students should study without stress. During the preparation, they should be relaxed physically as well as mentally. Self-competition plays a vital role in achieving the goal.

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Is it important to have maths to give iit jee exam ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Definitely. The whole requirement for IIT JEE is to have Physics chemistry and mathematics as your main subjects. Moreover, you'll be needing a minimum of 75% marks to get into IITs or have to be in the top 20 Percentile of your respective boards. For CBSE this requirement is 75%.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


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Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

jee main can be given by all over india candidates. and eligibility criteria is same for all. candidate need to pass the 10+2 exam from a recognized board of india.  for iits, nits, gftis students need to secure 75% marks in 10+2 exam, for sc/st it is 65% or need to be in top 20 percentile of the respective board from which the candidate appear in 10+2 exam.


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
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