IIT-JEE TOPPER Arpit Agarwal repeatedly emphasized the importance of time management to succeed in what is considered to be one of world’s toughest examinations.
"Balancing your time between school hours and competitive exams is crucial if you have to crack the exam,” Arpit said in an interaction with the media last week. Along with him at the briefing were his father, O. P. Agarwal, an assistant engineer with the Central Public Works Department, his mother Archana & sister Rashi.
Arpit stayed away from television to be able to complete his syllabus on time. “It left me with a lot of time for revision. I could also plan my preparations properly,” Arpit said, adding that he spent five hours a day preparing for the JEE. “I had to cut down on my social life,” he said, adding that he even gave up reading Dan Brown, his favourite author, during his preparations.
A student of Modern Vidya Niketan, Faridabad, Arpit informed that he was yet to settle on a specialization. “I am toying with the idea of enrolling for Computer Science Engineering at IIT-Delhi,” he said.
A total of 4,79,651 candidates appeared for the examination held on April 8. Of them, 24,112 secured ranks in various categories and 17,462 were shortlisted for counseling for admission to 9,647 seats in the 15 IITs, IT-BHU Varanasi and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
JEE Chairman G. D. Reddy has said that though the number of students expected to go for counselling at the various institutions will be more than twice the number of available seats, those who’ve secured ranks below 9,723 may not be called for counseling.
Source: Mail Today