JEE is a joint entrance examination conducted by the CBSE for admission to engineering programs in the centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs), National Institute Of Technology (NITs) etc. It is also a qualifier for appearing in JEE Advanced exam.
In general, the exam comprises of two different papers: Paper 1 for B.E/B.tech courses and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.planning courses both of which is divided into three parts with 30 multiple choice questions carrying 4 marks for each correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer. In an overall analysis, this year the paper was moderate but section wise Physics and Mathematics were tough compared to Chemistry section.
JEE Main 2017 was conducted 2nd April in offline mode whereas the online mode of examination took place on 8th and 9th April. This year, nearly 9.56 lakh candidates appeared for the exam in offline mode and around 1.65 lakh candidates appeared in online mode exam. Out of this, only 2.21 lakh managed were successful and boys outnumbered girls in 3:1.
Here in this article, we are providing you some expert tips by JEE Main 2017 female topper VrundaRathi, so it can eventually help you to enhance your JEE Main 2018 preparation.
VrundhaRathi: JEE Main 2017 Female Topper
For the first time, All India Rank was also announced along with the JEE Main result this year on April 27, 2017, for paper 1. The topper of the JEE Main 2017 was Kalpitveerwal.
Even though most of the toppers were male, VrundhaNandakumarRathi has secured AIR 71 in general and AIR 1 among the 46160 female candidates with a score of 341 out of 360.
The 17-year old is from Nasik, Maharashtra is aspiring to enter into a research-oriented course. With a reputed score of 105 in physics, 106 in chemistry, and 110 in mathematics she has joined B.Sc in IIsc Bangalore, living her dream of pursuing a research-oriented course.
Apart from JEE, she has also bagged 12th rank in Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana or KVPY examination. An aspiration to all the other female aspirants, Vrundha believes that confidence and stress-free personality made her achieve her goal.
When scoring an All India Rank is being a dream for many, how did Vrundha make it happen to AIR 1? Well! It was not a mere chance of luck. Here, in this article, we have shared the success mantra of this female topper. Continue reading to know her strategy and tips on how she aced the exam.
Coaching to Make A Positive Difference
She is a type of person who finds it difficult to self-study for a long time, she found the coaching very helpful. She underwent a course of two years in IITians Pace Academy, Nasik branch.
She says that coaching place a major role in guiding you on a right path to reach your goal by providing proper instructions about the do’s and don’ts while preparing for the examination.
Even though there are many who were able to do with only self-study, Vrundha recommends the aspirants to have a mix of both the coaching and self-study.
Instead of learning it all by yourself and wasting time, attending a six hours class with concentration and interest along with following the module given by the coaching will make your work much easier, she adds.
Wise Choice of Exam Mode
As the JEE Main paper is available in both pen and paper mode. In Vrunda’s point of view, attempting the exam in online mode was a key factor in her success.
She considers that attempting the exam in offline mode will require filling the OMR sheet which is a time-consuming process and without which she was able to save nearly 20 minutes of time.
Also, she says that she has heard from many that online mode would be much easier: that was the reason why she opted for it and now feels that it was a wise choice one could make.
Diligent Effort for Preparation
The female topper did her schooling at St. Xavier’s high school and has qualified for the state board. She started preparing for JEE right from her class 11th and used to contribute a maximum of 2 hours of study apart from the coaching classes.
But, she worked hard by studying for 6 hours straight as soon as she completed 12th standard with an aim to crack the examination with a phenomenal score. Vrundha says that as coaching classes focus mainly on solving complex problems, she focused more on NCERT syllabus and that was one of her success keys.
Her preparation strategy was to keep her focus on JEE advanced and concentrate a little less on board exams as the percentage obtained in board exams is not much important. She says that she started preparing for the board exams only 15 days prior to the date of commencement.
Practice, Practice, And Practice
As an amazing kid, who planned to pursue out of the box and not ordinary, VrundhaRathi says that success comes to only those who practice well. With determined ambition and practice, any normal person can crack JEE and a time duration of two years is more than suffice.
She relied on the coaching institute for her mathematics preparation and used NCERT books for Physics and Chemistry preparation. She advises the aspirants to focus more on the subjects you are weak compared to the strong ones to improvise yourself. Vrundha felt she was weak in Chemistry and hence made it to a point to read the NCERT books several times until she felt strong.
Also, practicing the previous year question papers will help you attempt the questions with ease, she adds. Vrundha found the book, The 38’ years IIT JEE Papers to be more beneficial along with taking a number of mock tests provided by the coaching institute.
Stress-Free Study Plan
VrundhaRathi is a trained classical flute player, an avid reader, and a basketball player and also a movie buff. As she is someone who finds difficulty in studying for a long time, she plays the flute or gets indulged in a good book in order to de-stress herself.
A piece of advice from Vrundha for those preparing for any competitive exams is to avoid studying for a long time; she says that studying for a long time will only bring stress your brain and after a certain limit you will not do better. Also, one thing that created an edge over others according to her was her ability to avoid getting tensed when appearing for the exam.
In a nutshell
Studying at your own pace and her stress-free studying habit made her distinct from the others and she wants the fellow aspirants to follow the same. Therefore, Try following Vrundha’s strategy and preparation tips to crack the examination with flying colors. With a thorough knowledge of the exam pattern, syllabus, genuine practice, along with following the tips provided by the topper you can also make a better performance.