Written byRamya Patelkhana
JEE-Advanced is the gateway for admissions to the prestigious IITs. This year, while Kartikey Gupta topped the exam, Himanshu Singh emerged the second topper with AIR-2.
In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, Himanshu talked about preparation, challenges, and also gave some tips to JEE aspirants.
On bagging AIR-2 in JEE-Advanced 2019, Himanshu Singh said, "It feels nice. I am getting congratulatory messages from everywhere. My juniors are asking me how I prepared and all. It's nice."
He added, "After the answer key was out, I was quite sure of being in the top three."
Himanshu also revealed that it was his parents who inspired him to go for engineering.
Himanshu, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad, said that he was brought up in Gorakhpur where he did his schooling from.
Asked when he started his JEE preparation, he said, "I specifically started preparing for JEE at the beginning of Class 11."
He added, "My percentile score in JEE Main was 100; in JEE Advanced, my score is 340 out of 372 marks."
Himanshu said he had joined FIITJEE coaching institute in South Delhi. On his preparation schedule, the topper said, "I used to study usually in the day, not in the night. And, I used to study for 6-8 hours a day."
According to him, he was consistent with his work/preparation and his strategy was to ensure that the results are consistent with his hard work.
On the challenges he faced while preparing for JEE, Himanshu said, "There are a lot of challenges every student faces. It could be regarding the subjects, academics, and sometimes it could be about lack of motivation."
"My teachers and parents were quite supportive. So, I could get through the challenges quite easily," he added, talking about how he overcame challenges during JEE preparation.
Asked if he was active on social media during JEE preparation or chose to stay away, Himanshu said he was a little active. He said, "I was a little active on social media; used to keep in touch with teachers. I was active on WhatsApp."
During the interview, Himanshu also talked about his career plan. He said, "Next, I am planning to pursue BTech from IIT Bombay in Computer Science & Engineering. I have not yet decided what to do after that."
He also gave some tips for NewsBytes' readers aspiring to crack JEE. The topper said, "Be consistent in hard work. Remain calm and stress-free throughout the process."
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