JEE Main 2017 Topper Interview - Kalpit Veerwal (AIR 1) “My success mantras are confidence, focus and hard wor
Surbhi Mehtani, 27 Apr 2017, #JEE Main
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History has been created today by Kalpit Veerwal after the announcement of JEE Main result 2017 by CBSE by securing a perfect score of 360. This score has the distinction of making him the first person to get such a score in the history of JEE Main. He is not new to holding the first rank. In fact, he stood first in the NTSE exam and now holds the AIR 1 in JEE Main. A student of MDS Public School, Udaipur, Kalpit enjoys music, playing cricket in his spare time. He credits his parents and teachers for the wonderful support during his JEE Main preparation. His dedication, hard work and the fact that he enjoys studying are his mantras for his success in JEE Main 2017. Check his preparation strategy for JEE Main 2017 below.

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Careers360 - Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Main 2017! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?

Kalpit - I am feeling very happy about it. I never imagined that I will rank first in such a high level competition. My parents and teachers are very happy and proud at the moment.

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

Kalpit - I have studied from CBSE board in MDS Public School, Udaipur.

Careers360 - What is your score in JEE Main 2017? What is your All India Rank and Category Rank?

Kalpit - My JEE Main 2017 score is 360/ 360. My All India Rank is 1 and Category Rank is also 1.

Careers360 - Did you appear for the offline JEE Main exam or the online one? What is the reason behind this choice of yours?

Kalpit - I appeared for the JEE Main offline exam as I believe that it is the traditional method. I am not very confident with the online option. Moreover I am used to the offline pattern as my coaching institute follows it. Therefore I choose to give my exam in pen and paper pattern.

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

Kalpit - Actually, I did not plan to prepare for any engineering exam. I just happen to enjoy my studies. To help me with this properly, I joined coaching. I had the desire to improve my knowledge for which I prepared consistently and regularly.

I want to go for Computer Science engineering.

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

Kalpit - I studied sincerely from class VIII but any serious preparation from my side for JEE Main started from class XI. Every day after coming back from school, I studied without fail. I never bunked any of my classes and followed my teachers religiously. I used to wake up early in the morning to study.

Careers360 - Was there a difference in the preparation strategy in the last months of JEE Main considering that the board exams also are during this period? How did you manage preparation for both?

Kalpit - As you know that board exams were scheduled to happen in March and JEE Main 2017 was scheduled to be held in April so I revised all my syllabus of class XII boards in November and once again in February. When one month was left I revised the entire syllabus from NCERT.

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

Kalpit - I have taken coaching from Resonance. They used to clear all my doubts, whenever required. Teachers at Resonance are really supportive and helpful. They gave me all the knowledge possible.

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?

Kalpit - My coaching institute used to organise tests every three weeks for my entire duration of two years. Apart from that in the last week I solved JEE Main previous year's question paper.

Careers360 - Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Main preparation? Are the school text books adequate for preparing for JEE Main and Class XII?

Kalpit - It’s not really required for JEE Main. While preparing for JEE Main, I studied from NCERT books and other fine author books like Resnick, Halliday and J.D Lee along with the study materials given by my coaching institute. For class XII boards, I studied from NCERT books and referred books from authors like HC Verma.

Careers360 - Did you face any problem during the JEE Main examination? Which subject was the easiest and which was the toughest in JEE Main? What do you think is a tough thing to manage during the JEE Main exam?

Kalpit - I used to enjoy my studies so I didn't find any subject difficult. My teachers have really taught me well and I followed their direction. I managed it all with my interest in the subjects.

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

Kalpit - I want to give credits to my family, my school principal and my teachers who have taught me well.

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

Kalpit - I used to listen to music, play cricket and badminton to take breaks in between of my studies. I like listening to Coldplay and Linkin Park.

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

Kalpit - I don't have any single ideal.My ideals in life are my parents, my teachers who have guided me. My brother too. These are the people whom i want to credit.

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 Main exam?

Kalpit - I think confidence, focus and hard work are the things that one should keep in mind while preparing and appearing in the exam. One should study regularly and follow your teachers' advice. Be confident about yourself because it’s just an exam and if you don't succeed, it’s not the end of life.

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