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JEE Main 2022 Results: ‘Online classes helped me study for more hours,’ says West Bengal topper

JEE Main 2022 topper Ashutosh Agarwal said he missed playing badminton and cricket as he put in long hours to prepare for the test.

Agarwal said the online mode of education during the Covid-19 pandemic helped him “study for more hours. (Graphics by Abhishek Mitra)

For Ashutosh Agarwal, who topped the JEE Main 2022 in West Bengal after scoring 99.99 percentile, the coronavirus pandemic came as a blessing in disguise. Speaking to The Indian Express, Agarwal, a student of Narayana School in the Howrah district, said that the online mode of education during the pandemic helped him put in more hours as he was preparing for JEE Mains.

“Be it the school or the private tuition, all my classes were held online. This saved a lot of my travel time which I utilised to study more. There was no distraction while staying at home all the time, which also helped me in my studies. I finished my syllabus in January and since then I focused on revising the study material,” said Agarwal.

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Agarwal, who had got the 19th rank in West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), is now busy preparing for JEE Advanced as he aspires to go to an IIT.

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Although he wants to study Computer Science at an IIT, Agarwal is keeping his options open. “My primary aim is to get into an IIT. I want to study Computer Science but I am open to studying any subject if I study at IIT. Right now, I am all focused on JEE Advanced scheduled on August 28,” said Agarwal.

Besides studying for long hours, Agarwal loves to play badminton and cricket. However, in the last two years, he had little chance to take part in outdoor activities. “I missed playing badminton. However, I utilised that time for revision of NCERT books and curriculum,” said the student who lives in the Shibpur area of Howrah district.

First published on: 12-07-2022 at 03:36 IST
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