JEE Main 2020 Topper Interview - Nishakar Kumar “Only those who dare to fail achieve great success”
JEE Main 2020 Topper Interview: Nishakar Kumar - The result day of JEE Main 2020 January session brought infinite elation for Nishakar Kumar as he secured 99.8656201 NTA score. Success did not come to the topper overnight, this was his second year of JEE Main and not letting the disappointment of the last year results come in between his way to success, the JEE Main 2020 topper Nishakar Kumar worked hard relentlessly to make sure the results are better and scores are bigger this year. Talking about his success, the JEE Main 2020 topper says that whenever he was stressed out he used to listen to slow music and make sure his mind is not cluttered by unwanted thoughts. As part of Careers360 JEE Main 2020 topper interview series we got in an exclusive conversation for JEE Main 2020 topper interview talking about his preparation strategy, future plans and a lot more.
Careers360: Congratulations for your performance in JEE Main 2020! What was your reaction upon knowing your score?
Nishakar: I was extremely delighted when I came to know about my score. I knew I had done well and I was expecting good scores in the result.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Nishakar: I have passed my classs 12 from Mother's Public School under CBSE Board.
Careers360: What is your percentile score in JEE Main 2020? Whats your score in Physics, Maths and Chemistry?
Nishakar: My subject wise and overall NTA score is given below
Physics : 99.9545176
Chemistry : 99.3604896
Maths : 99.7312402
Total : 99.8656201
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Nishakar: I have always been inclined towards Maths and Science, and Engineering is perfect for me as it focuses on the wide range of applications of all the theories that I have been learning.
• I decided to go for engineering in STD. 10.
• I am interested in Computer Engineering as I am immensely interested in technological stuff.
Careers360: When did you start your JEE Main preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for JEE Main?
Nishakar: I didn't really prepare well in the last two years and because of that I couldn't secure a decent rank last year. During my drop year, in the first 4 months I completed my notes for advanced from various online sources and in the last 2 months before my 1st attempt I completed :-
i) Exemplar for Chemistry and Mathematics.
ii) NCERT textbook for Chemistry.
iii) 18 years previous year papers and 16 papers of JEE main 2019.(P/C/M)
Also, In the last 2 months I used to sit for around 13-14 hours but out of them around 8-9 hours would be effective ones.
Careers360: Did you face any difficulties since the examination was conducted completely in computer based mode?
Nishakar: I didn't face any kind of difficulty in the online mode as I appeared for the Computer Based Test mode last year as well.
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?
Nishakar: Last year, as my January attempt did not go well, I decided to focus on boards and completed all the previous year questions. I secured 94.6 % in boards.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for JEE Main and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Nishakar: I was in FIITJEE for the last 2 years and relied on self study in my drop year.
According to me, coaching provides the students with its competitive atmosphere and really talented teachers who are there for students all the time.
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?
Nishakar: Practicing from the previous year definitely helps undoubtedly! Mocks are also very important as it gives you an approximate idea of where you stand. My marks in mains were in the same range of marks that I used to get in the mocks. I gave around 10-11 mocks in the last 10 days before the exam.
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?
Nishakar: NCERT Exemplar is really helpful especially when NTA focuses mainly On NCERT. Previous year papers and NCERT Text books are also highly efficient from 'JEE Main' point of view.
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?
Nishakar: I was a bit nervous at the start but as I proceeded through the Qs solving them, I gained my confidence back! For me Physics and maths were easiest and Chemistry was moderate. The most important thing in the exam is time management and presence of mind.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in JEE Main?
Nishakar: I always overestimate my competitors and prepare accordingly. I still have a long way to go.
Careers360: Will you be appearing for the April session of JEE Main 2020 too?
Nishakar: Yes, I will appear for the April attempt of JEE Main 2020.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Nishakar: Whenever I got stressed out I used to calm myself down listening to some slow music. In these times one must think of what better lies ahead instead of focusing more on their worries.
I used to listen to music around 3-4 times a day.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Nishakar: My parents obviously are my biggest Inspiration. I also admire Sir Albert Einstein.
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?
Nishakar: I would advise them to have a really strong motive because it is the only thing that motivates them through all the difficulties.
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Questions related to JEE Main
I belong to bc-d . how many marks i needed to get in jee mains for good nit ??? #jeemains
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The minimum percentile required to get seat in NIT's is around 96-97 percentile.And the all India rank should be around 40000.The jee mains score should be around 150+.To get seat in top NIT's then your jee mains percentile should be around above 98.you can check the previous year cutoff's for top NIT's in the provided link below: https://www.google.com/amp/s/engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-cutoff-for-top-nits/amp
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Will i get admission in walchand college of engineering sangli through jee mains percentile score of 85 for mechanical engineering as i am in obc - non creamy layer category plz help sir!!!!
Based on your percentile score and caste you can definitely get a seat in Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur in Mechanical branch since the last year's closing rank was around 2.25 Lakh in round 1.
I will also mention some of the best colleges for you in Mech branch based on your rank-
- Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagar Yuwak Shikshan Sanstha
- I.K Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU)
- Pillai College of Engineering
- Vidyavardhinis College of Engineering and Technology
- Rajarambapu Institute of Technology
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Is it possible to get air1 in jee advanced by only the preparation 6 months for jee advanced 2021?
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I will help you with some best preparation tips which you can follow to ace the target :-
- Practice numericals as much as possible because practicing numericals and clarity of concepts are the only keys to secure good rank in JEE-Advance.
- Practice 5 previous year question paper at least to get an overview of examination.
- NCERT books should be your first preference to build your basic concept and make sure you do each and every question of NCERT before going towards any reference book.
- After completing NCERT books thoroughly refer to your coaching material or any reference book as mentioned below :-
- Concept of physics by HC VERMA
- OP TONDON CHEMISTRY
- Rd Sharma Mathematics
- Arihant practice book for JEE-Advance.
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minimum percentile required in JEE main for selection in top colleges
you will need 98-99 percentile to get best NITs
Can I get air1 in jee advanced if I start preperation from August for jee advanced 2021?
Getting air-1 in JEE advanced is really a difficult job , and you want to prepare for jee advanced 2021 from August 2020 which make it even more difficult as you have limited time to prepare and syllabus is wide and vast but yes no thing is impossible and so yes you can definitely get AIR 1 in jee advanced but it all depends upon the amount of effort you put in and how honest and dedicated you remain towards your preparation from August 2020 for your jee advanced 2021
Follow the below tips to prepare well for your JEE Advance:-
Go well through the syllabus of JEE advance first , your major focus should be on clearing concepts while going through the syllabus as JEE advance questions are very difficult and crystal clear concepts are required to solve them
Some of the top books which you can follow for the preparation of your JEE advanced examination is provided below:-
*Concepts of physics Vol I and II by HC Verma
*Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov
*Objective questions on physics by DC Pandey
*Maths XI and XII by RD Sharma
*Complete mathematics for JEE advance by TMH
*New pattern mathematics for JEE advanced by Arihant publications
*Ncert Chemistry for class XI and XII
*Physical Chemistry by OP Tondon
*Numerical Chemistry by P.Bahadur
*Organic chemistry by OP Tondon
Practice questions after finishing each chapter you should practice numericals and mcqs
You should practise at least 100 numericals and mcqs in Each chapter to master concepts so that you can solve numericals and MCQs easily
Revise your concepts, important formulas etc at regular intervals, like once in a week or 15 days .
Make routine or timetable :- you can make a routine as well and try to give at least 8 hours or more to study.
Solve previous year questions of JEE Advance
once you are done with the complete neet syllabus go through mock test papers of JEE Advance .
I hope that you find this helpful