JEE Main Topper (March Session 2021) Interview: In conversation with Rohit Kumar

# Apr 03, 2021 by Ojasvi Gupta

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The JEE Main March Session was conducted from 16th- 18th March. The National Testing Agency has declared JEE Main March 2021 result on March 24. Nearly 6.19 lakh students registered for the JEE Main, of which 13 students scored 100 percentile. One of them was Rohit Kumar from Sikar, Rajasthan. He appeared in the earlier February session as well and secured 99.989% percentile.

In this interview, he talks about books, preparation strategies, his future plans, dreams, and much more.

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Here are excerpts from the interview:

Ojasvi: Congratulations on your outstanding performance in JEE Main 2021 March Exam! How did you feel after scoring 100 percentile?

Rohit: Thanks. It was an unbelievable moment for me. Although I was confident about my preparation, yet it was unexpected.


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

Rohit: I have started with the 11th class, studying at Allen Sikar, and continued with the 12th class. I focused on both JEE and board class. I gave more time to JEE preparation and attended ALLEN coaching online and offline classes. For Board, PCM subjects went well through JEE preparation only I had to focus was other subjects such as English, for which I gave time frequently.


Ojasvi: The pandemic was unexpected for everyone. Did it affect your preparation? If yes, then how?

Rohit: Although offline classes are more beneficial than online classes, yet I managed myself according to the situation in the lockdown period and continued my studying by online classes with attachment to my teachers.


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

Rohit: I attended coaching classes regularly from 11th  and followed ALLEN study materials and teachers’ guidance as a rule. After coaching classes, I gave almost equal time to all subjects and completed the homework daily. I gave approximately 7-8 hours time to study. I studied NCERT books and followed Mohit Tyagi’s YouTube channel sometimes. I also studied some books like physics books by HC Verma, Shashi Bhushan Tiwari; chemistry books by MS Chouhan, Cengage publication, Neeraj Kumar, Narendra Avasthi, and in maths only NCERT books and coaching materials.


Ojasvi: Did you give the February Session Exam? If yes, then how different was your result?

Rohit: Yes, I attempted the February session Exam. In that, I scored 99.989 percentile overall and 100 percentile in Maths.


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

Rohit: I studied 1 to 10 class in St. Mary’s School at Sikar and got 97.8 percent in ICSE Board Exam. From 11th I am continuing at Bhartiya Public School, Sikar. My dream college is IIT Bombay or IIT Delhi. From Schooling, I liked computer science and thus decided to pursue engineering.


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

Rohit: All subjects were nearly equally likely for me.


Ojasvi: 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?

Rohit: I didn’t practice for mock tests but I gave past year papers of Mains 2020. I started them before nearly one-half month before the examination. With those papers and ALLEN Score tests, I analyzed my speed and accuracy and worked on it. Also, I developed my Paper solving strategies which helped me to overcome stress and to be confident at the examination.

Thank You.

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Ojasvi Gupta
Ojasvi Gupta

Ojasvi Gupta has worked for the Indian Express and Enactus DSC as a writer. Currently pursuing BCom Hons from Delhi University, she loves to spend her free time listening to music, reading, or playing with her dog. With her strong inclination towards writing, she serves as an author for Educere India.