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Prateek Tibrewal is Uttarakhand topper in JEE Main 2019

Despite coming first in the state, the 18-year-old wasn’t celebrating his achievement the next morning; Tibrewal immediately started preparing for the advance exam which is scheduled to take place on May 27.

education Updated: May 01, 2019 17:32 IST
Suparna Roy
Suparna Roy
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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Prateek Tibrewal (right) with his family in Dehradun on Tuesday. (HT Photo )

Prateek Tibrewal, student of Dehradun’s Welham Boys’ School topped the state in the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Exam 2019, the results of which were declared late on Monday night. His all-India rank was 239.

Despite coming first in the state, the 18-year-old wasn’t celebrating his achievement the next morning; Tibrewal immediately started preparing for the advance exam which is scheduled to take place on May 27.

“I hope that my preparation helps me crack the advance exam too. For mains, I studied staying at my boarding school itself with the help of some basic coaching from teachers,” said Tibrewal.

He now hopes to clear the advance exam and study computer science engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), the government agency tasked with conducting the exam, organized JEE Main Paper 1, the test for engineering, in January. The application process for JEE advance will start from May 3.

Tibrewal, who stayed at his school hostel till last month while his 12th boards were underway, is now living in a rented apartment with his mother in Dehradun to prepare for the next level.

Pooja Tibrewal, his mother (40) said, “Being a parent, I am hoping and praying that my son clears the next exam and gets the chance to study at the college of his choice. We are from Bihar and my husband is still there looking after our business, but as a mother I felt I should stay here with him to support him during this importance stage.”

The 18-year-old was not always occupied with books, said his school principal, Gunmeet Bindra. “Prateek is an all-rounder; he was excellent in studies in school. He even played cricket and tennis for the school. He did all this while staying in boarding only because he knew how to manage his time well,” said Bindra.

First Published: May 01, 2019 17:32 IST