JEE Main 2018 Topper Interview: Parth Satish Laturia (AIR 3) “Remain positive, eat well, work hard and remain consistent”

JEE Main 2018 Topper Interview: Parth Satish Laturia (AIR 3)A love for Mathematics and an inclination to pursue research drove JEE Main Topper 2018, Parth Satish Laturia (AIR 3) to crack one of the toughest engineering exams of the country. Parth mentions that consistent hard work was one of the keys to his success. The young lad from Maharashtra, makes it clear that to crack JEE Main, one needs to be conceptually clear and it is pertinent to be clear all doubts and seek assistance from the faculty if needed. In conversation with Careers360, JEE Main Topper 2018, Parth Satish Laturia (AIR 3) provides some valuable tips to the future aspirants on how to crack JEE Main exam.  He highlights the importance completing assignments, solving sample papers and question papers from the previous years. Go through the complete interview to learn more.


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Careers360: Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Main 2018! What was your reaction upon knowing your rank?


Parth Satish Laturia:  I felt very nice as it was unexpected that I would be among the toppers.  I felt extremely happy on having accomplished my first step towards achieving my goal. 


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


Parth Satish Laturia:  I am a native of Maharashtra. I shifted to Kota to prepare for JEE Main as well as  JEE Advanced.  I did my schooling from Disha Delphi Public School from CBSE board.


Careers360:  What is your score in JEE Main 2018? What is your all India rank and category rank?


Parth Satish Laturia: My score was 350 out of 360. My JEE Main 2018 AIR and category rank is 3.


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


Parth Satish Laturia: I took the JEE Main 2018 in offline mode. I found it convenient and easier to appear for the offline mode as I am more familiar with the format.


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


Parth Satish Laturia:  I have always been interested in Mathematics since my childhood. I wanted to pursue it from a reputed institute and move on to research which is my main interest area. So, JEE Main is one of the entry points for research institutes like IISc Bangalore and the IISERs.


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


Parth Satish Laturia: I started my JEE Main Preparation from 2016 when I took admission in Kota. I used to study for at least 10 to 12 hours every day. I used to regularly attend the classes and ensure that all my doubts were cleared. One thing I was particular was to finish all my assignments and this helped me a lot on the day of the exam. 


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?


Parth Satish Laturia:   It was slightly difficult to manage preparation for both the board exams and JEE Main.  However, my main aim was to crack the JEE Main exam.  Since the syllabus for JEE Main and board exam is more or less the same, I mainly studied for JEE Main 2018. At the same time I did not completely neglect the preparation for my boards.


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


Parth Satish Laturia: I took coaching from Allen Institute in Kota. One of the biggest advantages of coaching is that you can get your doubts cleared with the aid of the dedicated faculty. I made sure that I remained consistent in my preparation and I was very punctual in my studies.


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?


Parth Satish Laturia: I used to solve the JEE Main sample papers regularly. This helped me identify my weak and strong areas. I then tried to remedy my weak areas while building up my strong points. I also used to regularly attempt JEE Main mock tests.


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?


Parth Satish Laturia:  Apart from the regular study material provided by Allen, I also used to study from the material provided by Rao IIT and FIITJEE. I made sure that I did not ignore the NCERT books as they are like a key for JEE Main.


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?


Parth Satish Laturia:  I did not face any problem during the exam. However, I found Chemistry a bit tough, while Maths was easy and Physics was moderately difficult.


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


Parth Satish Laturia: I would like to attribute my success to continuous hard work,  right guidance from the faculty at Allen and the moral support provided by my parents.


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


Parth Satish Laturia:  In order to de-stress myslef I used to listen to my favourite songs. Occasionally I would watch television and sometimes play chess with my mother. I would also practice Yoga.


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


Parth Satish Laturia: My father is my inspiration as he has guided me all along and has put in all efforts to help me achieve my goal. 


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?


Parth Satish Laturia:  If you are aiming to crack the JEE exam, you must manage your time well, work hard, remain positive and should not lose hope at any stage of preparation. There may be times when you might not be performing well in the mock tests. It is at that time that you should not lose hope. If you have any doubts, then please clear your doubts from your faculty.  Try to remain relaxed and take proper rest and eat well.

First Published On : 01 May 2018 07:11 PM IST

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