JEE Main 2020 Topper Interview (C Koushal Kumar Reddy) (100 Percentile): The JEE Main 2020 topper Koushal Reddy secured 100 percentile in JEE Main Paper 1. Koushal credits his success to the hard work and faith of his teachers and parents combined with his determination to achieve success. JEE Main 2020 topper Koushal Reddy is among the nine students from all over the country who secured 100 percentile in this coveted exam. Koushal Kumar Reddy is also a KVPY fellow and got selected for Indian National Olympiads apart from being a JEE Main 2020 topper. A student of Sri Chaitanya, Koushal believes strongly in hard work and perseverance in attaining success. JEE Main topper Koushal Reddy would also be appearing in the April attempt of exam and aims to study in IIT. Careers360 interacted with JEE Main topper Koushal Reddy to have insights about his journey of attaining success. Read the excerpts below to have more information about the interview of JEE Main 2020 topper Koushal Kumar Reddy.

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Careers360: Congratulations on your performance in JEE Main! What was your reaction upon knowing your score?

Koushal: Thanks a lot! I was expecting a decent score as my exam went well but becoming a JEE Main 2020 topper is really exciting

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

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Koushal: I live in Hyderabad. I studied at St.Pauls High School and Sri Chaitanya School from Andhra Board.

Careers360: What is your score in JEE Main 2020?

Koushal: My score in JEE Main 2020 is 286

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

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Koushal: I have a keen interest in science which made my interest in pursuing higher education in engineering.

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

Koushal: I started preparing for the exam in class 11. My school conducts special classes for the JEE Main exam which helped in the efficient preparation.

Careers360: Did you face any difficulties since the examination was conducted completely in computer based mode?

Koushal: No! I did not face any difficulty in the online exam as my school provided mock tests for the exam and I was fully prepared for the exam

Careers360: 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?

Koushal: Since the syllabus for JEE Main and board exam is quite similar, I did not face any issue in completing the syllabus. The preparation strategy differs mainly in terms of exam pattern like JEE Main has MCQs formulated from concepts and analytical understanding of subjects while in board exam most questions are direct from the chapters.

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

Koushal: I did not take any separate coaching for the preparation of JEE Main 2020. My school Sri Chaitanya provided the extra classes, assignments, and guidance for the exam.

Careers360: Mock tests and sample papers – how extensively did you practise with the help of these? Do you think practising from the previous year's papers help and how?

Koushal: Yes! I practised the sample papers and mock tests to get an idea about exam difficulty level and my preparation level. Previous year papers are also very helpful in understanding the exam and preparing accordingly.

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?

Koushal: I prepared mainly from the NCERT books and assignments provided by the school. For Physics I studied HC Verma and for Chemistry, I studied RL Dutta.

Careers360: Did you face any problems 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?

Koushal: I found the exam a little tougher than what I was expecting, but overall it was moderate in difficulty level. The questions were evenly distributed from all subjects and all the subjects were moderately difficult.

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

Koushal: The real factor I would say is hard work and determination of my teachers and my perseverance in attaining good marks. My parents also supported me throughout my preparation.

Careers360: Will you be appearing for the April session of JEE Main 2020 too?

Koushal: Yes! I will be appearing in the JEE Main April exam also.

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

Koushal: I watch television and spend time with my family if I find myself stressed or anxious.

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

Koushal: My parents are the biggest inspiration in my life. It would not have been possible without the effort and faith my parents have put on me.

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?

Koushal: I would say that whatever you dream in life, put all your effort and hard work to achieve it.

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I got 90 percentile IAM obc name some colleges accepting this percentile other than nits,in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ( civil ,mech,ece,cse,)

Deepshikha Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020
The cutoff changes every year depending upon the difficulty level of the question paper,the number of candidates appearing in the examination and the category of the candidates etcetra.
You can calculate your expected rack through this formula:
100-your total percentile score(that is, the person ahead of you).874469 are the number of candidates who appeared in January examination. Your expected rank is around 86901.
You can use the the College Predictor of Careers360 to predict your chances in the college using the link given below:
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

I got 78 percentile in jee mains can I get seat in b tech college my self I am ews category

Anantika Kushwaha 8th Apr, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

If you belong to General category then based on the previous years trends you might not have qualified the JEE Mains examination. You won't be able to gey admission in any college based on your JEE Mains.

However if you have reservations then you might be able to get admission in your desired college.

name college that take admission through Jee mains results other than nits can I take admission in Karnataka with 60 percentile Jee score b tech ece

Prakarsh Kaushik 8th Apr, 2020


It is quite difficult to predict colleges giving admission to 60  percentile JEE Main as the cutoff varies every year. However, You can use this college predictor to get more accurate results about college you will be getting -

The Colleges of Karnataka accepting JEE Mains Marks for admission into engineering colleges are -

  1. Presidency University, Bangalore
  2. CMR University, Bangalore
  3. Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore
  4. SJB Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  5. Rajeshwari College of Engineering, Bangalore
  6. Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  7. MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore

Click at this link to know more about such colleges -

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I got 83.76 percentile in jee mains.iam belongs to sc caste.can I get seat in case branch in nits

Rahul ke 8th Apr, 2020
Hello Aspirant, If you got 83.76 percentile in JEE Main then your rank after JEE Main April will be around 2 lakhs with this rank as a SC candidate you will get admission in NIT's but in low ranking NIT's like NIT Srinagar, NIT Nagaland, NIT Utrakhand etc.

Last year closing Cutoff rank for NIT Nagaland for SC candidate

NIT Nagaland

Civil Engineering - 186461

Computer Science Engineering - 127487

Electrical and Electronics Engineering - 181551

Electronics and Communication Engineering - 162179

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering - 204423

Mechanical Engineering - 168523

pls share any one jee main syllabus with weightage

Prakarsh Kaushik 8th Apr, 2020


The syllabus for JEE is main is same as syllabus of class 11th and 12th in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. All the topics of NCERT Class 1th and 12th are included in syllabus of JEE Mains.

The Important Chapters from which question are asked for sure and are with more Weightage are -

For Physics

  • Rotational Motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Current Electricity
  • Modern Physics
  • Optics
  • Oscillation and Waves
  • Law of Motion

For Mathematics

  • Calculus (integration, differentiation, Differential)
  • Co-Ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra (Permutation , Combination, Binomial Theorem)
  • Probability
  • Vector and 3D

For Chemistry

  • Chemical bonding
  • Solutions
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Organic Compounds of Halogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen
  • P, D, F block Elements
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Polymers.

Whole Organic Chemistry is important Actually

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