TS EAMCET 2020 Topper Interview: Sai Teja Varanasi (Rank 1) ‘Practice and accuracy are the key to success’
TS EAMCET 2020 Topper Interview: Sai Teja Varanasi (Rank 1) - With the announcement of TS EAMCET 2020 result on October 6, Sai Teja Varanasi from Hyderabad was left shocked when he realized that he had secured the first rank from the television. Not having checked the result yet, the TS EAMCET 2020 topper had expected good results but not the highest rank in the examination. Contributing his success towards his dedication to build up his accuracy and practice, Sai Teja Varanasi had always concentrated more on JEE Advanced but his performance in TS EAMCET has left him happy and on cloud nine. Focused on pursuing his love for computers, the TS EAMCET 2020 topper will be studying B.Tech in Computer Science. Careers360 got the exclusive interview with Sai Teja Varanasi to know his preparation strategy, his leisure activities and why he believes one should be the best of themselves.
Careers360: Congratulations for your performance in TS EAMCET 2020! What was your reaction upon knowing your score?
Sai Teja: I was shocked. I knew that my exam had been good but I was not expecting the first rank. I actually got to know my rank through television since I had not checked my result.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
Sai Teja: I studied in Narayana from 8th grade. My preparation was focused on JEE Advanced and TS EAMCET was a part of it. I mostly checked past year papers two or three days before the exam to prepare for the TS EAMCET 2020.
Careers360: What is your score in TS EAMCET 2020?
Sai Teja: After normalization, my score was 147.2.
Careers360: Did you appear for the AP EAMCET 2020 also? What was your score then?
Sai Teja: Yes. I secured a score of 156 and the rank of 6th in AP EAMCET 2020.
Careers360: Why do you want to study engineering? When did you decide to study engineering? Which branch would you be interested in? Any reason?
Sai Teja: I just simply like engineering. I was always good at Olympiads. At first, I wanted to be a scientist but then I discovered my love for computers. So now I want to pursue B.Tech in Computer Science.
Careers360: When did you start your TS EAMCET preparation? Tell us something about your preparation strategy and daily routine for TS EAMCET?
Sai Teja: My main focus to be honest was JEE Advanced 2020. I started my preparation for it from 9th standard. I knew TS would have tough maths questions. I practiced a lot of coordinate geometry which would be lengthy. I studied 9-10 hours every day.
Careers360: Did you face any difficulties since the examination was conducted completely in computer based mode?
Sai Teja: No. I did not face any problems. I was prepared for computer based examinations through Narayana.
Careers360: How did the pandemic affect your preparation for the exam?
Sai Teja: I was more ready for the exams before the pandemic. I had to maintain the flow and that was a bit hard. It was boring too. I thought it would have been better if the exams had been conducted as usual but that was of course not possible. My teachers also helped me a lot to maintain my study flow. They constantly called me and guided me.
Careers360: Was there a difference in the preparation strategy in the last months of TS EAMCET considering that the JEE Advanced were also there? How did you manage preparation?
Sai Teja: JEE Advanced preparation is more accuracy based. It needs more IQ. TS EAMCET needs more speed and practice. JEE Advanced does not require that. Time management was a problem initially in TS EAMCET. I had to progress faster and in flow during the exam.
Careers360: Did you take coaching for TS EAMCET and if yes from where? What are the benefits of coaching according to you?
Sai Teja: Coaching helped me to create the exam mode. You get the feel of writing the exam through coaching since other students will also be there competing with you. Mocks in coaching really helped me in the examination. I got good teachers so I benefited from coaching a lot.
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?
Sai Teja: At first, I used to solve TS EAMCET 2020 mock test and sample papers once a week. When the exam dates got near, it changed to once in a day or once in two days. We used to get back all of the mistakes we made in the mock tests and we used to work on it. If we didn’t understand anything we contacted our teachers and they helped us a lot.
Careers360: Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your TS EAMCET preparation? Are the school text books adequate for preparing for TS EAMCET and Class XII?
Sai Teja: I referred to standard books in Chemistry. NCERT is a must and the first thing I completed. I studied from Atkins for Chemistry. For Maths and Physics, I used to learn from teachers and practice a lot since NCERT is not enough.
Careers360: Did you face any problems during the TS EAMCET examination? Which subject was the easiest and which was the toughest in TS EAMCET? What do you think is a tough thing to manage during the TS EAMCET exam?
Sai Teja: Maths is always a problem since it is difficult. Managing time for Maths in TS EAMCET was hard and a concern. I tried to maximize the score in Maths so I didn’t leave any questions for last. It has happened to some students, you leave the questions for last and you lose out on all of the marks. I tried to maintain the flow and speed. It was not a major problem but it was there. Maths was the toughest and lengthiest. Physics and Chemistry comparatively is a cup of tea if studied properly.
In AP EAMCET, Physics was the most difficult subject. Maths and Chemistry were easy. Physics had more calculations.
Careers360: What do you think are the key factors behind your stupendous success in TS EAMCET?
Sai Teja: My practice of speed and accuracy were the prime reasons for my success in TS EAMCET. To build that, I constantly worked on mock tests. The zeal for success and concentration were also factors which affected my success. After one or two months of lockdown, I became a bit down and I didn’t want to do it. I constantly boosted myself and got my form up.
Careers360: How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation? What are your hobbies? How often could you pursue them?
Sai Teja: I listened to music of all languages, even if I didn’t understand it, and played table tennis and cricket.
Careers360: Who is your ideal or biggest inspiration in life and why?
Sai Teja: I don’t have any ideal or inspiration. I just wanted to be the best version of myself.
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 TS EAMCET exam?
Sai Teja: Practice and accuracy are important factors. Only if you have the urge for success then you can achieve it. Otherwise it will not be efficient to work on it.
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Questions related to TS EAMCET
How many I should score in Ts eamcet to get seat in CSE branch in Osmania University? As per previous years cut-off..!
As far as ts EAMCET is concerned every year the number of students and the quality of students varies so it can't be predicted accurately for which a student shoud score to get cse branch in Osmania University.
But as per previous years, the cut off for cse branch was high and you have to be under 500 rank to be on a safer side. As the paper consists of 160 questions and the total marks is 160 so as per my view you need to score atleast above 100 to get a decent rank.
For more information regarding the exam patter , syllabus check out this link-
if i get seat in private college by getting rank in EAMCET, then also they take fee or not? if they take how much should I pay to them per year?
EAMCET exam is only for qualifying to enter colleges.
If you got seat in private college by getting rank in EAMCET, you have to pay fee as per private college requirement.
Minimum 25% marks will be required to score in the EAMCET examination to qualify it. Total 40 marks will be needed out of 160 to qualify EAMCET exam.
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I m a girl, BCA catogery I belong to A.P ...how many marks should I score in AP EAMCET to get seat in JNTU kakinaada..? and for JNTU Hyderabad in TS EAMCET..?
Every year the cut off changes depending on the number of candidates qualified, difficulty level of exam, number of seats available, previous year cut off etc. Each Institute has it's own cut off for every branch that is offered in that particular Institute. It is not possible to indicate the exact score with which you have chances of getting seat in JNTU, Kakinada or JNTU, Hyderabad. Analysing the previous year cut off you need to score minimum 120-130 marks in TS EAMCET since you are considered as non-local and you will be eligible to get seat in unreserved category. And in in AP EAMCET you need to score minimum 100-120 marks to have decent chances of getting seat in JNTU, Kakinada. This is an estimated score and as said before cut off may vary depending on the given factors.
I am Male,my caste is BCB,how can i get admission in jntuh university in civil engineering stream how many Marks should I get in ts eamcet
In 2020 a candidate with rank 5001 belonging to BC-B category secured seat in Civil Engineering in JNTU, Hyderabad. Considering this you need to score minimum 110-130 marks to have decent chances of getting seat . Cut off changes every year depending on the number of candidates qualified, difficulty of exam and number of seats available etc.
which book i should prefer for ts eamcet previous year question papers chapter wise questions with solutions
Some of the book which you should prefer for ts eamcet with previous year question paper chapter wise question.. Are given below
- NCERT Textbook
- IPE textbook for chemistry
- Essential physical chemistry by Ranjeet Shahi
- E. A. M. C. E. T Chemistry chapterwise 25 year solution &5 mock Test by Arihant Publication
- Fundamental of organic chemistry by Ananya Ganguly
- Physics NCERT Textbook
- Concept of physics by H. C Verma volume l&ll
- EAMCET Physics 26 year solution by Arihant publication
- NCERT Mathematics Textbook
- Deepthi series
- EAMCET Mathematics 25 years solution by Arihant publication
For more details you can check in the link given below
Hope this information will help you