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Karnataka JEE Main 2022 Topper: How an extra five marks made a huge difference for this Bengaluru boy

Karnataka JEE Main 2022 topper: Boya Haren Sathvik would not have emerged as state topper had he not challenged an answer in the provisional key released by NTA

JEE Main Karnataka topper, JEE Main 2022, JEE MainWhile Sathvik, 17, scored 100 in Physics and Mathematics, he got a 95 in Chemistry. (Graphics by Abhishek Mitra)

Boya Haren Sathvik, a student of Narayana PU College, Sahakar Nagar in Bengaluru, was actually surprised after learning that he secured 100 percentile in JEE Main 2022 with a score of 295/300. In fact, Sathvik initially got 290 marks but he raised an objection against a question in Chemistry after which he scored 295 and registered himself as the state topper.

“When we got the provisional answer key and the results I scored 290. However, one of the questions in Chemistry had four options which were all incorrect. I raised an objection to the question and it was decided the closest option would be given the marks. That’s how I got an extra five marks. If not for the objection, I don’t think I would have emerged as the state topper,” said Sathvik.

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While Sathvik, 17, scored 100 in Physics and Mathematics, he got a 95 in Chemistry.

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“I spent most of my time preparing for exams. The reading exercise for many subjects which I had already done came as a supplement. I used to revise Physics and Chemistry a lot because it involved a lot of memorisation, which I found hard to recollect,” said Sathvik.

“My next target is to crack the JEE Advanced and find a place at IIT-Bombay to pursue Computer Science. The preparation for JEE Advance is also going on alongside.”

Hailing from Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh, Sathvik is the son of government school teachers.

First published on: 12-07-2022 at 12:57 IST
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