JEE Main Topper Interview 2022 : In talk with Khushagra Srivastava

# Jul 22, 2022 by Harshita Nandal

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JEE Main Topper Interview 2022 : In talk with Khushagra Srivastava

JEE Main June Session Exams were conducted from 23rd to 29th June by NTA & announced the result on 11th July .

JEE Main Paper in the June session, Khushagra who has scored 100 percentile in JEE Main. We conducted an interview with him so his words can inspire other JEE Main aspirants as well.

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Here are the excerpts from the Interview:

Harshita : Congratulations for your outstanding performance in JEE Main 2022 Exam. How did you feel after scoring 100 percentile?

Khushagra : I am very happy, and grateful to my teachers and parents.

Harshita : When did you start your preparations? How are you managing your board preparations along with JEE Main preparations?

Khushagra: I started my preparations in March of 2020 at Allen, Kota. At the beginning of my preparation, I mostly focused on JEE.

I studied for NCERTs for the board exams and practiced writing subjective answers. For English and the optional subjects I stated preparing around 1 month before the examination.

Harshita : According to you, what helped you score so well? Tell us about your daily routine, preparation strategies and coaching.

Khushagra : Revision of class notes, Practicing modules, giving mock tests, and consistency helped me achieve this. I study around 6-7 hours apart from coaching classes. I focused on NCERT and coaching modules.

- After completion of syllabus, I tried to divide my time equally between the three subjects and focus on my weak areas.

Tell us about your schooling and dream college. Why did you choose to study engineering?

- I wish to pursue CSE at IIT-Bombay.

- I found computer science and technology to be interesting. That’s why I chose engineering.

Harshita : Which subject was the easiest and which subject was toughest for you in JEE Main? And how did you overcome what you found difficult?

Khushagra: Ifound the JEE Paper to be moderate. Maths was lengthy but Physics and Chemistry were easy. I attempted Physics and Chemistry in the first 80 minutes and then moved on to maths. I reviewed some questions at the end.

Harshita : What is the ideal time to start taking mock Tests & What role do mock tests play in JEE Mains Preparation? What were your strategies in particular towards mock tests?

Khushagra: It’s best to give part syllabus tests during your preparation, and to start solving full syllabus tests as soon as the syllabus is completed. I had attempted all of JEE Mains 2021 papers as mocks along with the tests conduced by Allen. Time should be given to review and analyse the papers and to identify weak areas and work on it.

The JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2022 is necessary for students to read before doing registration for the examination.

The Eligibility Criteria is important for any examination because even if a candidate does not fulfil a single criterion of the eligibility criteria declared for the examination then the candidate is not allowed to appear for the examination or even after appearing for the examination and clearing the same the admission through the examination stands cancelled or void.

List of Qualifying Examinations:

• The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

• Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

• Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

• Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.

• Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

• Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.

• A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.

• General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

• High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

State of Eligibility:

• State code of eligibility means the code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class XII.

• It is important to note that the State code of eligibility does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate.

• For example, if a candidate appears for the Class XII examination in Gurugram, Haryana and is a resident of New Delhi the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be that of Gurugram, Haryana and NOT that of New Delhi.

• If a candidate has passed Class XII (or equivalent) qualifying examination from one State but appeared for improvement from another State, the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be from where the candidate first 11 passed the Class XII (or equivalent) examination and NOT the State from where the candidate has appeared for improvement.

• Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the State in which the study centre is located.

• For Indian nationals passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from Nepal/Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate.

• The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class XII (or equivalent) examination in India is at par with Indian nationals. However, OCI/PIO passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2022 to take Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

• For to take admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12thclass examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class / Qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards.

• For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12thclass / qualifying examination.

The eligibility criteria decided by the Council of Architecture for admission to B.Arch. course other than NITs, IIITs, CFTIs:

• For B.Planning/B.Arch. courses, candidate should have passed 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board with at least 50% mark in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination”.







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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.