JEE Main 2017 Topper Interview – Raval Vedant Sanjay (AIR 4) “Positive inspiration and regular studies are major factors for my success”
Richa Kapoor, 29 Apr 2017, #JEE Main
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There were heartbreaks for some and smiles for others after the CBSE declared the JEE Main 2017 result on April 27, 2017.  Raval Vedant Sanjay, who got an All India Rank 4 attributes his success to focussed and regular studies.  It was three years of dedicated hard work, his love for computer science which motivated him to give his hundred percent for the coveted national level engineering exam. In order to de-stress himself, the young lad from Gujarat used to watch movies, sports channels and play cricket. He describes his mother as his idol and hailed her for helping him develop a positive attitude. Future aspirants can go through this article to know the different aspects about his preparation strategy for JEE Main.

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Careers 360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Main 2017! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?

Raval: It feels good to score such a high rank


Careers 360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?

Raval: I passed  from Gujarat State Board and studied at Smt. P.B.D.Joshi Higher Secondary School, Maninagar


Careers 360: What is your score in JEE Main 2017? What is your all India rank and category rank?

Raval: I scored 345 / 360  and I got an All India Rank 4 in general category in JEE Main 2017.


Careers 360: Did you appear for the offline JEE Main exam or the online one? What is the reason behind this choice of yours?

Raval: I appeared in the offline exam and there was no specific reason for it.


Careers 360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?

Raval: I was always interested in engineering. From standard ninth, I wanted to study computer science and I believe that it has a lot of scope.


Careers 360: When did you start your JEE Main preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Main?

Raval: I have been preparing for this exam for the past three years. I used to regularly study for seven to eight hours and focussed on conceptual learning.


Careers 360: 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?

 Raval: There was no major change in the preparation strategy for both as I could manage both with proper planning


Careers 360: Did you take coaching for JEE Main and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?

Raval: I took coaching from From Bothra Classes ( Allen ). The extra study material and proper guidance helped me in my preparation for the JEE Main exam.


Careers 360: 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?

Raval: I only practised from the exam papers that were provided by the institute


Careers 360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Main preparation? Are the school textbooks adequate for preparing for JEE Main and Class XII? 

Raval: The school books help in building the foundation while the reference books suggested by teachers do help in better preparation for the JEE Main exam. 


Careers 360: 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?

 Raval: I did not face any problem at the time of the JEE Main Exam. The only challenge was the three hours of exam.


Careers 360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Main?

Raval: Positive inspiration and regular studies are the major factors for my success.


Careers 360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?

Raval: I used to relax between the studies by watching movies, sports channel and playing cricket


Careers 360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?

Raval: My mother is my biggest inspiration. She always inspired me and told me how to develop a positive attitude.


Careers 360: 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?

Raval: Future aspirants for JEE Main 2017 should focus on conceptual clarity, they should study regularly and with sincerity.


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