Toppers suggest JEE aspirants to read the NCERT textbook thoroughly for preparation. (Representational Image/PTI)
Hyderabad: Toppers of IIT Mains from the state have advised JEE hopefuls to train on ‘exam management’ and thoroughly reading the NCERT textbooks in order to ace what is one of the toughest exams in the country.
Aniket Chattopadhyay, a student at Narayana Junior College in Mehdipatnam, who scored a 100 percentile in the exams, advised that in addition to studying the prescribed syllabus, he had benefited from training in ‘exam management’. "I am intrigued by advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics and I want to pursue a career in the same fields," he added.
Aniket also did exceptionally well on his Inter exams, securing 99 per cent. He has credited both academic and psychological support he received from his parents, teachers and staff of Narayana Institute, where he had enrolled, for his success. He has suggested JEE aspirants to read the NCERT textbook thoroughly for preparation.
Rupesh Biyani, another topper from Narayana Junior College, Nalgonda, said he is following in the footsteps of his elder brother who is currently studying at IIT Jodhpur. He wants to become a software engineer and attributes his accomplishment to hard work and seriousness. He earned an outstanding 984 marks out of 1,000 in his board exams. Rupesh said he would just need a 10-minute break to unwind before returning to his studies. Aniket and Rupesh both desire to attend IIT Bombay over the other IITs.
Dheeraj Kurukunda attributed his success to his preparation strategy and tutors that helped achieve a 100 percentile. He said the summary sheets prepared by the teachers were particularly useful for reviewing the entire syllabus right before the exam. When he is not studying, Dheeraj enjoys playing table tennis and carroms.
Interestingly, Dheeraj says the pandemic actually helped his preparation as it cut down the travel time to and from campus, which he utilised to study more. As for his preferred institute, he says he wants to appear for the session and see where he stands nationwide, before taking a call.