Cracking the IIT JEE exam is the dream of lakhs of engineering aspirants across the country. Very few of them dare to even think of achieving a position of AIR 1 in this prestigious exam and only one student is able to change this dream into reality. So let’s meet a few of those students who could achieve this dream with their efforts.
2015 Topper- Satvat Jagwani
Satvat Jagwani from Madhya Pradesh scored 469 out of 504 to top the JEE Advanced 2015 (the erstwhile IIT-JEE). He enjoyed his subjects and that, he feels, was his advantage in the exam. He is now pursuing Computer Science Engineering in IIT Bombay. Satvat said in an interview that he did not have a fixed routine, but whenever he studied he did so with full concentration.
2014 Topper-Chitraang Murdia
Chitraang Murdia from Rajasthan topped IIT JEE 2014. He scored 334 out of 360 marks in the exam. Chitraang had given the exam from the Delhi zone. He was doing B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay. However, he had left engineering to pursue higher research in physics at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
2013 Topper-Pallerla Saisandeep Reddya
Pallerla Saisandeep Reddy from Andhra Pradesh secured the highest marks in IIT JEE 2013. He had then said that he would join the prestigious IIT-Bombay in the Computer Science stream and further pursue post-graduation in robotic technology.
2012 Topper-Arpit Aggarwal
Arpit Aggarwal from Faridabad scored 385 out of 408 in IIT JEE. He had thanked his family for supporting him throughout his preparation period which was two years. The family did not host any social function in the house for those two years so that Arpit was not disturbed and distracted by anything.
2011 topper-Prithvi Tej
Prithvi Tej from Andhra Pradesh was IIT JEE topper of 2011. An alumni of Viswabharati School in Vijaywada, Prithvi used to study for eight to ten hours a day without compromising on his hobbies. He not only topped IIT JEE in 2011 but was also the AIEEE 7th ranker.
2010 Topper-Anumula Jithendar Reddy
Anumula Reddy from Andhra Pradesh topped IIT JEE in 2010. This mastermind managed to get on to the top without really studying for 10 to 12 hours. As he stayed in a hostel with friends, he would spend time with friends but was also dedicated towards studies. He used his time efficiently which he believes to be the reason for his success.
2009 Topper – Nitin Jain
“Sometimes I feel like laughing out loud at people who say I am a genius, that I am superhuman and a master of science and mathematics. I also feel sad for those who keep burning the midnight oil with an aim of cracking competitive exams but have never strategized their schedule. Frankly, I am just another student. It is my good fortune that I developed interest in studies from the very beginning of school, understood the significance of time management early on, and received unconditional support of the right people at the right time.
Moreover, what people call ‘hard work’ is actually a synonym for ‘smart work’.
Like any other student, the tension, the eagerness, the anxiety, and the fear of the unknown have always been there in me too, but a consistently positive frame of mind and an unstinting faith in myself have kept me going.”
2008 Topper – Shitikant
Shitikant from Bihar, Patna topped IIT JEE in 2008. He gives credit of his success to understanding the fundamental concepts. After understanding the concepts, it is no big deal to get a good rank in IIT-JEE. “From the beginning I tried to grasp the concepts and was successful in that attempt”, said Shitikant.
2007 Topper – Achin Bansal
Achin Bansal from a small town Kotkapura, Punjab topped IIT JEE 2007 in his first attempt.
Success Mantra for Achin: “Only hard work, preparation without tension, practice and concentration can bring the desired result in any competitive examination. Never be nervous and tensed during the preparation. Always ensure that if your input is about 10 hours, your output should also be about 10 hours.
Number of hour’s studies every day: 6 to 7 hours
2006 Topper – Raghu Mahajan
For success in IIT, JEE Raghu gave more importance to NCERT books. “The Biggest General Advice is NCERT textbooks are very, very important. There is a tendency among students to ignore these textbooks, but please take them seriously,” he says
No. of hours studies every day: 7 to 8 hours for two years
|2015||Satvat Jagwani||469/504||Madhya Pradesh||Kanpur||Computer Science/IIT Bombay|
|2014||Chitraang Murdia||334/360||Rajasthan||Delhi||Computer Science/IIT Bombay|
|2013||Pallerla Saisandeep Reddy||332/360||Hyderabad||Madras||Computer Science/IIT Bombay|
|2012||Arpit Agrawal||385/401||Faridabad||Delhi||Computer Science/IIT Delhi|
|2011||Immadi Prudhvi Tej||440/480||Dwaraka Tirumala||Madras||Electrical Engineering/IIT Bombay|
|2010||Anumula Jithendar Reddy||418/489||Warangal||Madras||Electrical Engineering/IIT Bombay|
|2009||Nitin Jain||424/480||Faridabad||Delhi||Computer Science/IIT Delhi|
|2008||Shitikanth||433/476||Patna, Bihar||Mumbai||Computer Science/IIT Kanpur|
|2007||Achin Bansal||429/486||Kotkapura, Punjab||Delhi||Computer Science/IIT Bombay/works at Morgan Stanley|
|2006||Raghu Mahajan||508/540||Chandigarh||Delhi||Computer Science/IIT Delhi/MIT Physics/Cambridge|
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Best of luck for your endeavors.