Cracking the JEE Advanced Exam
MTG : Why did you appear for Engineering Entrance?
Himanshu : Since childhood, I have been interested in Mathematics and Science which eventually led to interest in Engineering.
MTG : What exams have you appeared for and what is your rank in these exams?
Himanshu : I have appeared for JEE Main and JEE Advanced securing AIR 14th and AIR 2nd respectively.
MTG :How many hours in a day did you study to prepare for the examination?
Himanshu : I used to study 4 to 6 hours a day.
MTG : How much time does one require for serious preparation for this exam?
Himanshu : According to me two years’ dedicated preparation is sufficient to crack such exams.
MTG : Any extra coaching?
Himanshu : I joined FIITJEE since Class-X.
MTG : On which topic and chapters you laid more stress in each subject?
Himanshu : I gave equal attention to each and every topic in all subjects.
MTG : Which subject/topic you were strong/weak at?
Himanshu : I was equally strong in all three subjects.
MTG : Which books/Magazines/Coaching classes you followed?
Himanshu : Study material provided by my coaching was my main focus. FIITJEE provided a lot of mock tests. There were weekly tests, monthly tests and more. So, that kept me always in touch with all topics of all subjects.
MTG : In your words what are the components of an ideal preparation plan?
Himanshu : Consistency, hard work and most importantly the support of my parents and teachers proved to be key factors in my preparation.
MTG : What role did the following play in your success:
Himanshu :Parents : My parents provided me an ideal study environment since childhood and always supported me.
Teachers :I would like to thank Mr. R K Thakur (my Maths teacher), Srikant Sir (my Physics teacher) and Mayank Sir (my Chemistry teacher) for helping me in becoming strong in concepts and develop a better temperament.
School : My school provided me enough liberty to pursue personal endeavours in academics apart from boards.
MTG : Your family background?
Himanshu : My father is a professor of Electronic Engineering in Govt. Polytechnic U.P. My mother is a homemaker. My younger brother is in Class-X.
MTG : What mistakes you think you shouldn’t have made?
Himanshu : I should have slept properly on the night before JEE Advanced 2019 exam.
MTG : Was this your first attempt?
Himanshu : Yes, it was my first attempt.
MTG : What do you think is the secret of your success?
Himanshu : Consistency in hard work is the secret of my success.
MTG : Had you not been selected then what would have been your future plan?
Himanshu : I was quite sure of my selection.
MTG : What advice would you like to give our readers who are JEE aspirants?
Himanshu : Good students should be given more freedom from general activities so that they can tap their true potential. You get, what you deserve, eventually with hard work and dedication.
Be consistent throughout the two years of your preparation. Be calm and stress-free.