JEE Advanced Topper Interview 2021: Kavya Chopra AIR I (In Female Category)
Kavya Chopra has emerged as the topper in the female category scoring AIR 98 with 286 marks out of 360. Kavya will opt for BTech Computer Science course from IIT Delhi. An active participant in maths and science olympiads, she had qualified in the Regional Maths Olympiad (RMP) in class 9 and 11. She has also cracked IOQP, IOQC IOQM – some of the few prominent olympiads.
A total of 41,862 candidates have qualified in JEE Advanced this year, of which 6,452 are female candidates. This year, IIT-Kharagpur conducted the exam, which is the qualifying test for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). A total of 1,41,699 candidates had appeared in both paper 1 and 2 of JEE-Advanced.
Here are the excerpts from the Interview :
Harshita: Congratulations Kavya on achieving this huge feat. How did you react after being first female topper in JEE Advanced 2021 secured AIR 98 ?
Kavya: Thank you, I was elated and simultaneously relieved that the results didn't follow the 2017 model this time
Harshita: You scored 286/360 marks in the JEE Advanced Paper, which is quite impressive marks in JEE Advanced exam. What was your preparation strategy?
Kavya: I simply followed all the material given by my coaching, Allen, with due diligence.
Harshita: You excelled in both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. What was the difference between your approaches for both these exams?
Kavya: JEE Advanced focuses more on the depths of concepts, whereas JEE Mains requires more of theoretical knowledge. So I prepared accordingly for both.
Harshita: In the JEE Advanced Paper, which sections were easy or difficult for you? How did you overcome what you found difficult?
Kavya: I found the maths section to be particularly hard, and the physics section to be easier. Unfortunately, I blanked out in the first paper for some time, and as a result did many silly mistakes which could have been easily avoided. Fortunately, I was able to pull through with a much better score in Paper-2
Harshita: What is the ideal time to start taking mock Tests & What role do mock tests play in JEE Advanced Preparation? What was your strategies in particular towards mock tests?
Kavya: I believe you can start giving mock tests after your syllabus is completed, and simultaneously, you'll learn what your weak areas are and you can start revising accordingly.
Harshita: You are a huge inspiration to JEE Main and Advanced aspirants. Would you like to give some useful tips or advice?
Kavya: I believe if you're able to complete your work with sincerity and dedication, and if you believe in yourself, you'll surely get a good rank in both the examinations!
Kavya had scored 99.978 percentile in the February session and a perfect 300 marks in the March sessions of JEE Main 2021. She is the first girl to score 300/ 300 marks in the Main exam.
Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.
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