JEE Advanced Topper Interview 2021: Mridul Agarwal AIR I

# Oct 25, 2021 by Harshita Nandal

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JEE Advanced Topper Interview 2021: Mridul Agarwal AIR I

Joint Entrance Examination or JEE Advanced 2021 has been released on -October 15, 2021. This year, 141699 students appeared for both papers in the exam. Out of this, 41862 students qualified JEE Advanced 2021.

Mridul Agarwal has created a history of sorts by not only topping but also scoring the highest ever percentage in the IIT-JEE entrance examination. Mridul topped the chart by scoring 348 out of 360 marks with 96.66 per cent in the JEE-Advanced 2021.

Here are the excerpts from the Interview:

Harshita: Congratulations Mridul on achieving this huge feat. How did you react to being AIR 1 for JEE Advanced 2021?

Mridul: I was very excited, felt a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, since achieved the best place in the thing, I was preparing for.

Harshita: You scored 348 marks in the JEE Advanced Paper, Highest Ever percentage in JEE exam. What was your preparation strategy?

Mridul: I focused on giving many mock tests, made short notes, made mistakes copy.

Harshita: You excelled in both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. What was the difference between your approaches for both these exams?

Mridul: For jee mains, accuracy was very important, which helped in advanced as well. For mains learning each and every memory based part helped gain a perfect score, for advanced analysis of concepts and practice helped me ace it.

Harshita: In the JEE Advanced Paper, which sections were easy or difficult for you? How did you overcome what you found difficult?

Mridul: Maths was difficult. I was able to do only 3-4 questions in first 20 minutes, then I quickly skipped all difficult questions for the end, First did easy questions, which boosted my confidence, and helped me in difficult ones as well.

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?

Mridul: mock tests are very important. During core prepration one test in 2-3 weeks is enough, after complete syllabus atleast one test a week is must, when exam comes closer giving 2-3 tests a week. Tests should not be given on consecutive days. Giving tests helps eliminates silly mistakes.

Harshita: You are a huge inspiration to JEE Main and Advanced aspirants. Would you like to give some useful tips or advice?

Mridul: My main message is that self motivation is key to success. For future aspirants I would say that don't lose patience, and don't take any pressure. Adapt a positive attitude towards studies, i.e. learn from mistakes. Study specific, I realised that making short notes and test analysis, realy gave a boost to my preperation.

Mridul obtained AIR-1 in JEE-Main 2021. He scored 300 out of 300 marks and a 100 percentile in the March attempt, while he achieved 100 percentile in the February attempt.

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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

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.