JEE Main 2020 Topper Interview: Akshita Gupta - “Clear all your Concepts and Study Smartly”
JEE Main 2020 Topper Interview: Akshita Gupta (99.45 Percentile) - Hailing from Delhi, Akshita is one of the top scorers in the January session of JEE Main 2020. Akshita managed to score a total NTA score of 99.457 in the exam but this didn’t come to her easily as she started preparing for the exam from Class 9th. Akshita highlighted that she did not follow any sort of routine for studying but ensured that all her concepts were clear and she was in pace with her coaching institute. Along with this, Akshita also stressed on the importance of mock tests and sample papers for JEE Main preparation since she stands by the fact that it helped her in analysing her strengths and weaknesses. Akshita will also be attempting the April session of JEE Main 2020 to improve her score. Careers360 team conducted an exclusive JEE Main 2020 topper interview of Akshita Gupta. Read the detailed interview of JEE Main 2020 topper Akshita Gupta below.
Careers360: Congratulations for your performance in JEE Main 2020! What was your reaction upon knowing your score?
Akshita: Initially, I was surprised because I wasn’t expecting my result to be this good. But then, I felt a bit relaxed that I don’t have to worry about the April shift much and have ample time to focus on my board examination.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Akshita: I study in Delhi Public School, Rohini. This year, I will be giving class 12 CBSE board examination.
Careers360: What is your percentile score in JEE Main 2020? What's your score in Physics, Maths and Chemistry?
Akshita: Physics: 99.3063383
Overall NTA score: 99.4573158
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Akshita: I think engineering will give me exposure and opportunities to know deeply about things that I have always wondered about. Also, I wish to serve my country. I haven’t decided on the branch yet, but Food Technology interests me the most.
Careers360: When did you start your JEE Main preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Main?
Akshita: I began my preparations in class XI. I didn’t follow any sort of a strategy or routine for preparations. I was just concerned with understanding the concepts, and did whatever it required. Also, I ensured to maintain pace with my coaching institute and completed everything on time.
Careers360: Did you face any difficulties since the examination was conducted completely in computer based mode?
Akshita: No, the CBT mode was not at all a difficulty for me, as I took sufficient mock tests to be familiar with an online 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?
Akshita: My preparation for boards and entrance ran parallel up to October and after that I focused only on JEE Main considering the fact that I will have sufficient time in January and February to prepare for my board exam.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE Main and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Akshita: Yes, I joined Byju's (live classroom). I think coaching serves the purpose of building your confidence, assessing your performance in comparison to others. Along with this, you get study material and modules for preparation.
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?
Akshita: I gave JEE Main mock tests occasionally in my coaching institute. However, in the last few days before the entrance, I only solved sample and previous year papers. This helped me to analyze my strengths and weaknesses. I worked upon all my weaknesses. Mock tests and sample papers helped me in building my confidence.
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?
Akshita: School textbooks are enough in terms of concept. Also, the questions given in the book (especially physics ) must be practiced as they give you the entire knowledge of the chapter. However, some small topics aren’t covered in the books, for them you can refer to other books. I had books like Vikas Gupta Pankaj Joshi (for maths), rc mukherjee(for chemistry), HC Verma (for physics) which gave me a variety of questions-ranging from easy to difficult-to work upon.
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?
Akshita: Yes, sometimes I felt like giving up . These were the times when I wasn’t able to catch up or had so much to cover but I never gave up.
For the exam, I cannot tag any subject any subject difficult, as I think any subject is difficult for you only when you have not prepared well. But, if I have to say then Physics was the easiest and Chemistry was the toughest (you can see my scores).
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Main?
Akshita: Concept clarity and studying smartly were the key factors for me.
Careers360: Will you be appearing for the April session of JEE Main 2020 too?
Akshita: Yes, I will appear for the second session.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Akshita: ‘Guilty pleasure’: tasty food was my way out of stress. I like crafting, doodling, painting and dancing. I did random drawings and doodling in interstices and took dance class.
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?
Akshita: I will only say that clear all your concepts and study smartly. Also, do not lose your calm before the exam.
Questions related to JEE Main
How I can study jee mains and advanced exams within 5 months from starting onwards
If you prepare sincerely in 5 months you can get a seat in IIT by following the below guidelines
1. Plan your study well
2. Choose the right book to study. (Don't ignore NCERT books)
3. Join a Test series of any major classes like Allen or Akash. Doesn't matter which test series you take but try to solve as many sample papers.
4. Practice is the key. Practice as many problems as you can.
5. Cut off your distractions and have a disciplined life for these five months.
You can refer the below link to know more
can I get admission in jadavpur university Kolkata through the result of jee mains ????
No, Jadavpur University, Kolkata doesn't accept JEE main score for admission to undergraduate Engineering courses. It accepts WBJEE score and the admission is based on merit in WBJEE. The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computer Science/Computer Application from a recognised board. Candidates belonging to general category must have scored 45% marks and for reserved categories it is 40% marks. Candidates must have passed in English with at least 30% marks\.
got 95.6 percentile in JEE mains 2020 but got less than 75 percent in board. which college and branch can l get in for btech?
You can apply for good private universities or institutes who are taking their own entrance exam and having their own admission criteria like:
MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY
BML MUNJAL UNIVERSITY
SRM UNIVERSITY etc
You can also try for state level counselling for engineering admission.
IILM UNIVERSITY,GURUGRAM is offering B.tech in computer Science and Information Technology with contemporary computing areas like:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Internet of Things (IoT)
i am a JEE ASPIRANT although I am good at concepts in mathematics I amnt good at solving problems , I need to solve in a level wise I mean the hardness level can u suggest me some good books ..so that I a can download it if possible plz send me link to download, this would help
can I get 99+% in jee mains if I start from preparing for it from class 12 and as well as my class 11 is also not that much good...... if I can...how !??
Yes..you can..Everything is possible if one puts hardwork and determination for the goal.
Now coming to the practical process, since you have mentioned that your class 11th is weak,so i am assuming that didn't pay much attention to your studies in class 11th.Beforebgoing further into the preparation the first and foremost thing you need to do is to go back into the chapters of class 11th and study what you have missed because getting good score in JEE, you basic concepts and understanding should be very clear.Give 2 months to the class 11th portion and complete it full-fledged. After that you will be set for class 12th, now start with NCERTs and then move to the standard books.
Divide time equally for every subject or based on your preference.Devote 10-12 hours daily and note that daily means everyday because consistency is the key..you can take 1 days off after 6 days of dedicated studying.
After completing 50% syllabus, start solving previous year JEE question papers and jot down your weak and strong areas and work on it accordingly.
After completing the syllabus,give lot of mock tests honestly and analyze them afterwards.
Be positive during the preparation and take care of your mental and physical health.
Be honest with yourself and give your best everyday.