- JEE Main 2019 Topper Interview: Parth Jindal - “Practicing tests helps to develop the flow”
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Starting off his JEE Main preparation from 9th standard, Parth Jindal finally achieved his dreams on January 19, 2019 when the result for the national engineering entrance examination was announced. Securing a total percentile of 99.98, Parth Jindal is satisfied but also aims to score higher in the upcoming April session. Parth firmly believes in regularly practicing mock tests and maintaining composure to do well in any exam. Following Yoga to relieve the stress, Parth managed to stay fit and relaxed during the entire process of JEE Main. Read the full interview to know more about the JEE Main 2019 preparation process of Parth Jindal.
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Q: Congratulations on your performance in JEE Main 2019! To begin with, first of all tell me your name, about yourself, which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
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Parth Jindal: Thank You. My name is Parth. I did my schooling from Modern Public School. It is under CBSE.
Q: What was your reaction upon knowing your score?
Parth Jindal: I was satisfied.
Q: What is your score in JEE Main 2019 Paper-1? Are you going to apply for April session also? If yes, is there any particular reason for so.
Parth Jindal: I scored 99.98 percentile. Yes I will be applying for April session because I believe I can do better.
Q: Are you happy that NTA is conducting JEE Main and that too twice a year?
Parth Jindal: Yes. January exam gave us a good exposure before the April one.
Q: When did you start your JEE Main preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Main?
Parth Jindal: I started preparing for JEE after Class IX. Since, I started a bit early so the main focus was to develop the concepts. My study schedule comprised NCERT books, practicing of previous years question papers and solving of FIITJEE’s mock tests.
Q: Did you face any difficulties since the examination was conducted completely in computer-based mode?
Parth Jindal: No, we solved many computer based mock tests given by FIITJEE. These tests were All India tests in actual exam like environment. So we were well prepared. Apart from this we got online tests to practice at home.
Q: Was there a difference in the preparation strategy in the last months of JEE Main considering that the board exams are also coming up? How did you manage preparation for both?
Parth Jindal: Not really. Since the syllabus of JEE Main & Board is identical. Sticking to the study schedule and to be specific as much as possible; giving emphasis on important topics.
Q: Did you take coaching for JEE Main and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Parth Jindal: I joined FIITJEE Punjabi Bagh Centre immediately after my Class IX in to a 3 year classroom program. Getting conceptual clarity is the key. Expert teachers help immensely. Moreover regular tests and feedback helps to improve.
Q: 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 Jindal: I did it regularly. Practicing tests helps to develop the flow with which we solve a problem. It also improves efficiency and helps to detect mistakes.
Q: 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 Jindal: No. I think one has to maintain composure & not to get too excited or depressed during the exam.
Q: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Main?
Parth Jindal: Hard work & help from FIITJEE faculty members
Q: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Parth Jindal: Yoga everyday helped me to stay fit and relaxed.
Q: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Parth Jindal: Stephen Hawking
Q: 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 Jindal: Focus on NCERT, solve previous years question papers and mock tests.