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JEE Advanced result 2018: Second ranked Sahil Jain kept away from smartphones, social media

Rajasthan lad Sahil Jain said on Friday that “smart study” helped him grab the second rank in the JEE Advanced 2018 as he kept away from smartphones and social media to prepare for the examination for admissions to the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.

education Updated: Jun 10, 2018 14:24 IST
Aabshar H Quazi, Hindustan Times, Kota
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Sahil Jain, all-India rank 2 in the JEE Advanced examination, said he studied for six to seven hours daily, apart from coaching and school.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan lad Sahil Jain said on Friday that “smart study” helped him grab the second rank in the JEE Advanced 2018 as he kept away from smartphones and social media to prepare for the examination for admissions to the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.

“I studied for almost six to seven hours daily apart from coaching and school classes to prepare for the JEE Advanced,” the 17-year-old said.

Sahil, the only child of school teacher Dhanraj Jain and homemaker Sunita Jain, said he focussed on the syllabus of JEE Advanced 2018 instead of trying too many things. He scored 326 marks out of 360.

“Also, I worked hard for the last two years during which I concentrated on my classes, made regular notes, solved problems and cleared doubts from faculty,” he said.

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Sahil, who reads novels and listens to music, said he owed his success to his parents and teachers.

The Bundi resident’s mother lived with him in Kota as he took coaching from Vibrant Academy for the last two years. His mother, he said, was a morale booster for him and he did not have to bother about anything else except his syllabus.

Haryana’s Pranav Goyal scored 337 marks to top the JEE Advanced 2018 and Kailash Gupta from Delhi got the third position in the JEE Advanced exam.

Over 1,50,000 students across the country appeared for the first-ever completely computer-based Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) held on May 20. As many as 155,091 candidates appeared for the second paper.

There are 11,279 seats on offer this year.

First Published: Jun 10, 2018 13:32 IST