JEE (Adv): In-depth study helped Lucknow boys

LUCKNOW: A WhatsApp study group of 12 from different schools and cities for exchanging notes and question banks online and sticking to one topic unless all concepts got cleared, helped Utkarsh Gupta secure All India 431st rank in JEE (Advanced) 2018, the results of which were announced on Sunday.

Scoring 237 marks out of 360, Utkarsh led the high rankers of the city in the entrance examination which is the gateway to top engineering institutions of the country.

“I made sure to revise and solve different types of question on a particular topic. I created a WhatsApp group where all my friends preparing for test discussed and exchanged question banks. I moved on to the next topic only when all concepts were clear,” said Utkarsh.

He said one should not rush through topics in the hurry to cover entire syllabus without focusing on fundamentals and in-depth study of topic. Studying round-theclock is not important, rather it should be ensured that whatever one studies the concepts are clear, he added.

“In Physics, I studied only two of the six topics, and in Chemistry 1.5 of three. It was only in Maths where I could cover entire syllabus in Mains exam. My focus was on JEE (Advanced) hence I was moving topic-wise. By the final test time, I had completed the entire syllabus in detail, that helped me score well,” said Utkarsh a student of . “I want to pursue electrical engineering from IIT Delhi and will later prepare for civil services,” he added.

Another high ranker Ishank Srivastava who secured AIR 598th rank also shares the same dream of studying in IIT Delhi. He scored 227 marks out of 360 in the examination.

“Clarity in concepts helps crack the test. Rote learning may help in a few questions but to succeed one needs to have complete understanding of a topic,” said Ishank.

“I made sure to take full eight hours sleep daily and listened to music to stay stree-free,” he said.

Both Utkarsh and Ishank didn’t appear in UPSEE and only focused on JEE (Advanced ) and BITSAT.

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