JEE Main 2020 Topper Interview: Koushal Reddy - ”Hard work and determination is the key to success in life”
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.
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?
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?
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.
Questions related to JEE Main
my ews certificate is being prepared but because of lockdown it is being delayed what else i can submit alternate to it rather to complete my jee advanced registration?
On account of Covid19 pendemic everything has gone out of order and delayed.
If you are registering for JEE Advanced then to get the reservation benefits you will have to submit the valid certificate for the same. In case you don't have the certificate due to some unavoidable reasons then you don't need to worry. You can download a declaration available on IIT website and declare that you don't have the EWS certificate right now but you will produce it soon before the specified date. It has to be signed by you and your guardian.
In case if you failed to produce the certificate then your reservation benefit is liable to be cancelled and you will be treated as General category. Here you must note that if you haven't crossed general cutoff in JEE Main then you would not be able to write JEE Advanced.
Hope it helps you. All the best for JEE Advanced.
Will JEE Main get postponed further ? What is the possibility ?
The first session of JEE Main in January was successfully conducted and the result was also released. On account of Covid19 pendemic the second JEE Main examination which was to be conducted in April was postponed and delayed. Now it is scheduled to be conducted from September 1 to 6.
As of now there has not been any official news regarding further postponement or cancellation. Moreover, two PIL has been filed in Supreme court from two parents side. One side is demanding that the candidates should not be risked and hence JEE Main should be cancelled because the coronavirus cases are still increasing at an alarming rate. On the other hand the other side is requesting MHRD to conduct it on scheduled time by making suitable arrangements so that the study of students cannot suffer. Let us see what supreme court decides.
All the best.
Is ncert exemplar maths class 12 and 11 good for jee mains and boards?
Yes, NCERT Exemplar of Class 11th and 12th Maths are useful for JEE Mains. But, NCERT Exemplar is enough to get good marks in board exams, for JEE Mains studying Exemplar is not at all sufficient. You are required to study several other reference books also. Studying NCERT Exemplar for JEE Mains can fetch you around 30% Marks in JEE Main Maths Examination.
Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.
I hope this information helps you.
How much should i score in jee paper 2 test to get 98 percentile only in Aptitude part
since it is quite difficult to predict the marks to score a particular percentile because the percentile depends upon the number of candidate appeared for the exam and also the topper percentile actually it is your normalise score which is calculated with respect to the number of students who got equal to and less than your marks so to get 98 percentile you can consider marks that you need to score is more than equal to 90% of the total marks of that particular area of the exam.
Best of luck.
i got 93.75 percentile in jee mains january 2020 i belong to general quota, is there any chances for me, getting admission into any of the NITs
Based on your percentile, Your Predicted All India Rank is in between 58000-65000. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, the colleges you will get as per your rank in 6th or 7th round of counselling are:-
National Institute of Technology Goa-- Mechanical Engineering
National Institute of Technology Goa --Civil Engineering
Madhav Institute of Technology and Science
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya
M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering
NIT Closing rank genrally occurs at 45000. After that seats are full in NITs. So, as per cutoff last year only NIT Goa closing rank goes till 59000. If it goes this year also, you have chance to get a seat.
To know more about your chances of getting other colleges check out the college predictor link below: