A talk with an IIT aspirant coming from a family of engineers



Belonging to Agartala, I come from a family of engineers, where my dad is a civil engineer. However, never in my life he pressurized me to be an engineer. It was my interest in Mathematics that helped me clear JEE and brought me to IIT Bombay. Clearing JEE Main to get into any top engineering colleges in India requires adept motivation and encouragement and in that sense my family was my biggest motivation.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING AN IITIAN?

ROHIT:

Now that’s a tough question, not because there isn’t any benefit, but because there are many!

Brand Value, Highly paid jobs, ample demand in international market as well, feeling of accomplishment.

This is the grandfather of all the funny events I had back in the school. When I was in 5th grade, I unintentionally stepped on my teacher’s toes and she barked and for some reason it frightened me so much that I started screaming on the top of my voice

Did you expect the scores that you got? Are there any tips that you can provide to the students in general?

ROHIT:

I scored 300/401 in JEE MAIN 2012. To be frank, I haven’t had set any target before 12th Class. However, as I began preparing for JEE Main, I gained confidence. I would suggest every JEE aspirant to set a target score that is possible to be achieved, practically.   Since, if you keep a target just for the sake of show off or to impress your parents and won’t score that much in the finals, it might be hurtful.

WHAT ARE THE TWO DO’S AND DON’T’S DURING IIT JEE PREPARATION?

Do’s and Don’ts

ROHIT:

I would definitely like to share this with the lakhs of aspirants out there.

Do’s:

Prepare an error list as this helps reduce the probability of mistakes in the final exam.

I stress on practice more than anything else, since that is the best way to enhance your preparation.

Additionally, maintain your own summary book to make revision interesting, quick and easy.

Don’ts:

Do not panic before the exam. Stay calm and focused.

Do not discuss your test performance during the break.

Was there ever a situation where in a state of ambiguity creeped in whilst preparing for JEE?

ROHIT:

Thankfully it never happened to me! But I have seen my friends undergoing this situation. It is absolutely normal to get stressed during your preparation period. However, you should control it. My suggestion to all aspirants:

Take it cool, talk with counselors or JEE experts, note down the mistakes and work on it, prepare IIT JEE Study Plan and follow it regularly.

Was the opportunity of going to a coaching center helpful? Is the idea of self-study or online coaching centers a nightmare?

ROHIT:

Whether online or offline, it purely depends on the students how he prepares for the exam. He should practice regularly and take mock test to measure his preparation level. But yes, online coaching is definitely an interesting way out for JEE preparation.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

ROHIT:

I wish to get a MBA degree after 2 years of job experience.  Let’s see how it goes.

Also I wish to cater to the needs of students by connecting with them on platforms like quora and impart tips to crack the JEE Main and get into the top engineering colleges

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