JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview: (Surya Likhith, AIR 13) “Focus on basic concepts and Practice to succeed”
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 - 4:58 p.m. IST by Satyendra Singh
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JEE Advanced 2019 Topper Interview - Gumparthi Venkata Krishna Surya Likhith has secured stupendous AIR 13 in JEE Advanced 2019 and also bagged AIR 7 in TS EAMCET. He credits his stellar performance to the parents support, hard work and guidance from coaching institute. The JEE Advanced 2019 topper Surya Likhith prepared with Sri Chaitanya institute. Coaching helped me a lot, from the guidance in understanding difficult topics, study materials and mock test papers,they were all very much helpful, says JEE Advanced 2019 toppers Surya Likhith. He has a keen interest in mechanics which made him choose engineering for his studies. The JEE Advanced 2019 topper Surya Likhith wants to study Computer Science in IIT Mumbai. Careers360 interacted with Surya Likhith for JEE Advanced 2019 topper interview. Read the excerpts from JEE Advanced 2019 topper interview to know his preparation strategy, books he referred and much more about Surya Likhith.

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

Surya- I am so glad to hear that I secured AIR 13 in JEE Advanced 2019. I was expecting a decent score as my exam went well.

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

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Surya- I am basically from Tanuku town in Andhra Pradesh. I passed my class 12 in April this year from Sri Chaitanya School.

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?

Surya- I got 302 marks in JEE Advanced. In JEE Mains my marks was 350 with AIR 25.

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Careers360- Did you also appear for TS EAMCET 2019, what was your rank in the entrance test? What was your TS EAMCET rank and marks?

Surya- Yes, I appeared in TS EAMCET and secure AIR 7 in the exam.

Careers360- As you have performed exceptionally well in both JEE Advanced and TS EAMCET, which institutes are you targeting for admissions and why?

Surya- I want to study Computer Science in IIT Mumbai. I also have very keen interest in Mechanics, so may also opt for studying Mechanics at MIT Chennai.

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

Surya- I have interest in Mechanics so it took me to choose engineering. Science has always been my favourite, I think this could also be one reason to study engineering

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

Surya- I started preparing from class 11. I use to study 7-8 hours regularly for engineering exams including JEE and EAMCET.

Careers360- How was the preparation for JEE Advanced different from JEE Main and TS EAMCET?

Surya- JEE Advanced is a bit different from both JEE Mains and TS EAMCET. JEE Advanced requires thorough understanding of topics. For JEE Mains and EAMCET, NCERT books can provide the required stuffs but for Advanced, one needs to study and practice books from some good quality foreign authors. Questions in JEE Advanced are tricky and conceptuals while in JEE Mains and EAMCET,questions are mostly from NCERT pattern.

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

Surya- After the JEE Main 2019 result was announced, I focussed mainly on practising the mock papers of JEE Advanced. I practise online test series and revised basic concepts of all the topics which are covered in the exam.

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

Surya- I took coaching from Sri Chaitanya Institute. Coaching helped me a lot in preparing for JEE Advanced 2019. They provided me with essential study materials, the expert faculties helped me in clearing my doubts.

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?

Surya- Practicing sample papers and mock test papers are very essential. I use to practise online test series and mock test papers a lot. It helped me analysing my performance and the areas where I need improvement.

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

Surya- I studied Erodov and H.C. Verma for Physics, for Chemistry and Mathematics I studied mainly from NCERT.

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?

Surya- The Mathematics part in Paper 1 was difficult then Paper 2. The Chemistry questions were moderate in difficulty while questions in Physics were tricky involving long calculations.

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

Surya- The Paper 1 was quite a difficult then Paper 2, particularly the Mathematics Part. Overall Physics and Chemistry, the questions were almost similar in difficulty level.

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

Surya- The exam went flawless without any technical glitches. I think online exam is much more comfortable then the offline exam.

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

Surya- I focussed mainly on understanding the basic concepts of all topics which are included in class 11 and 12. I focused so much on practicing mock test papers to know my weak and strong points.

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

Surya- I listen to music whenever I feel stressed. I also like to read literature books and use to study whenever I get free time.

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

Surya- My parents are my greatest inspiration. They support me, guide me whenever I need them.

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?

Surya- I would say that students should focus more on NCERT and basic concepts. Practice mock papers and online test series to get real time experience of exam.

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Hello Aspirant,

It's difficult to tell you the exact about the qualifying cutoff & the exact rank. But as per the previous year cutoff you should have decent chance to qualify the exam as OBC category.

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