JEE Advanced toppers say consistency key to success

JEE Advanced toppers say consistency key to success

Adway Girish; rank: 43

With a score of 289 out of 360, Adway Girish aced the JEE Advanced exam. The city boy has secured the 43rd rank.

Girish, a student of FIITJEE PU College, HSR Layout, is a native of Thiruvananthapuram. He attributes his success to consistent efforts and hard work. “My teachers were helpful and my parents, who are engineers, always supported me,” he said. The topper is also a football player. However, he had to take a break from the spot during the exams. Girish’s JEE Main rank was 55. He aspires to study Electrical Engineering at IIT-Bombay.

Meanwhile, Arihant Samar from Udaipur, Rajasthan, has secured an all India rank of 113. He expected the result as he had worked hard. “I just focused on making sure I knew all the concepts and practised solving different kinds of questions,” said Samar, a student of FIITJEE, Bengaluru.

Samar spent about five to six hours each day to study, apart from attending classes. “I also had cut down on other recreational activities, but it was never a burden because I really like all the three subjects,” he said. Samar hopes to pursue research on Artificial Intelligence.

Nithin Krishna, a student of Narayana School, has secured the 255th rank in the JEE Main and the 273th rank in the JEE Advanced. “For the past four years, I have been preparing for the JEE. Most of the training was from school. We revised the syllabus twice and that helped,” he said. Krishna was focused on engineering from the start. “I was interested in physics and mathematics and focussed on the engineering subjects,” said Krishna, who plans to join IIT-Madras.

Tuhin Girinath, son of senior IAS officer Tushar Girinath, has secured a rank of 340. He had secured the fourth rank in CET (Engineering) and topped the BPharm and PharmD streams.

Aniruddha R Latkar of Deeksha PU College secured an all India rank of 179. “The lecturers trained me with regular mock tests and helped me rectify my mistakes and prepare well. Now, I plan to pursue Aerospace Engineering at IIT-Bombay or IIT-Madras. Studying from the first year itself is the key,” he said.