Laksh Gupta, JEE Mains AIR 9, a student of Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri. He had won gold medal at International Economics Olympiad, 2019 held at St.Petersburg, Russia shares his views.
Tell us something about yourself. Which board have you studied under? Which school have you studied in?
What is your percentile score in JEE Main 2020?
Why do you want to study engineering?
Maths fascinates me a lot and IIT-Delhi provides a perfect combination of Mathematics & Computer Science in MnC branch which I am most interested in.
When did you start your JEE Main preparation?
I started my preparation in class 11th. I focussed on both my school studies as well as my coaching studies. School helped me crack JEE Mains & VMC helped in JEE Advanced. I spent around 5 hrs for my coaching studies on normal school days.
Did you face any difficulties since the examination was conducted completely in computer-based mode?
I was quite familiar with Computer based tests as I had given over hundreds of them throughout 2 years in my coaching.
Was there a difference in the preparation strategy in the last months?
I tried to give more and more tests for JEE Mains. Since syllabus for both is same, it was easy to manage both.
Do you think practising from the previous year papers help and how?
In last few days I gave JEE Mains Mock Tests on daily basis which helped me manage my time and clarity over my weak concepts. I feel if one is familiar with the pattern, it helps a lot.
Are there any special books that you feel have helped with your JEE Main preparation?
For JEE Mains, I feel NCERT & Coaching books are enough.
Which subject was the easiest and which was the toughest in JEE Main?
Since Maths is my favourite subject, I found Maths questions to be the easiest. Physics questions had slightly long calculations which I felt was time consuming.
What do you think are the key factors behind success?
I felt my concept clarity was what got me my rank.
How did you de-stress yourself during the preparation?
I played guitar and went for a short run to distress myself.
Do you have any message for future aspirants?
Always have faith on your hard work and never lose confidence.