Cracking the JEE code

Newsline talks to students who cracked JEE Advanced 2013

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 23, 2013 2:46:09 am

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is considered one of the toughest competitive exams in India. But every year,a select few crack the code,getting them entry into Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Newsline talks to some city students,who managed to crack JEE Advanced 2013.

Deven Diwakar,a student of Sir Parshurambhau (SP) College secured All India Rank of 137 in this year’s JEE Advanced. Both his parents are bank employees. Cracking IIT has always been a dream for Deven. “This is my first attempt. I used to study for 12 hours. I used to take monthly tests in the IIT coaching classes and I think exhaustive paper solving is key to cracking JEE,” Deven said.

Deven is not the only one who has cracked IIT in his family. “I have an older brother who is an IIT Powai Chemical Engineering alumnus. I wanted computer science stream in IIT Bombay,but that will not be possible because you need to be ranked under hundred. I think I will opt for Mechanical,” he said. “I was expecting a rank around 200. But 137 was a pleasant surprise,” added

Deven who got 88.6 % in class 12.

Yash Bhalgat,who was ranked 155 in JEE advanced hails from Rahuri in Ahmadnagar District. Due to limited options for IIT coaching in Rahuri,two years ago,Yash came to Pune.

“Both my parents are doctors. But my mom quit her job and moved in with me so that I can prepare for IIT,” said Yash who thinks complete dedication to IIT training is required to crack JEE.

“JEE is an extremely tough exam. Hence you have to dedicate two years for it,” said Yash who passed out of P Jog College.

Saurabh Jain from Malegaon Taluka in Washim secured an AIR of 737. He had camped in the city for the past two years for JEE. A student of Vikhe Patil Memorial School,as far as Saurabh is considered having a strong understanding of fundamentals is very important.

“I want to tell all the IIT aspirants that to crack the exam,a strong command on the subject fundamentals and practicing questions solving of different types and different difficulty levels are needed. Many students feels that it is very difficult to score well in inorganic chemistry,but as far as JEE Advanced is concerned,most of the questions asked are logical one and strictly according to the syllabus,” said Saurabh.

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